Human activity tends to have an impact on wildlife. Whether it’s the contamination of ponds, noise pollution from residential or commercial projects, or encroachments into protected land, wildlife conservation authorities must regularly conduct wildlife impact inspections to ensure the safety and wellbeing of wildlife. Let’s look at some of the important elements of Wildlife Impact Inspection Checklists:

  • What do Wildlife Impact Inspection checklists cover?
  • Why are these checklists crucial to animal welfare and the efficient functioning of conservation authorities?
  • How does Fielda simplify and improve the use of Wildlife Impact Inspection Checklists?

What do these checklists cover: Inspectors observe and list the existing and potential consequences of human activity or environmental factors on wildlife. They document the impact level and identify short-term or long-term outcomes, with details on possible cumulative effects. These checklists usually include details of the specific habitat or wildlife corridor, projects within or near the protected area, and the list of wildlife with a particular focus on endangered species. Inspectors often draw up maps of the region and indicate impact items ranging from residential intrusions like dogs or cats and noise pollution to traffic passing through or near wildlife zones. They also list impacts caused by commercial and industrial projects such as waste disposal, air pollution, structural barriers that could hinder the free movement of wildlife, the presence of outdoor lighting and fences, etc., which could affect animals living in the area. Inspectors also check items like the proper signage on road crossings and audit for prohibited uses of land within protected areas. 

What makes these checklists so important: Forest departments and wildlife conservation bodies conduct regular wildlife impact inspections to ensure wildlife protection. When the safety of animals is affected, it can result in illness or death, and endangered species can be particularly at risk. Collecting and analyzing field data is the only way wildlife authorities can track human activity, environmental disruptions, and their impact on wildlife. This enables preventive action and remediation to ensure the wellbeing of animals and compliance by residents to regulatory requirements.       

How does Fielda enhance the use of Wildlife Impact Inspection checklists: Fielda eliminates manual paper-based data collection. Managing the large volume of data and the different information formats can be highly cumbersome. It usually involves various data fields and formats, including notes and descriptions, rating scales, multiple-choice selection, photos, videos, maps, etc. Fielda streamlines this process through simple digital checklists and menus, which can be modified according to the inspection requirements. The GIS function enables inspectors to accurately map and track assets in given geography. Inspectors can easily add detailed notes and evidence documents, mainly when violations occur, making tracking corrections assigned to residents or forest officers easier. 

Audit: Collect accurate field data efficiently and spot irregularities promptly

Manage: Instantly share red flags, updates, and reports with relevant stakeholders, including residents, commercial enterprises, and regulatory bodies.  

Monitor: Consolidate data across inspections to gain a holistic view of wildlife impact indicators for better operational decision making

 

About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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