WWF and partners have developed and are implementing SMART, the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool, around the world. This sophisticated software-based law enforcement monitoring system dramatically increases a ranger’s ability to protect wildlife.
SMART allows rangers to record patrol routes and activities using GPS. This data is then logged, mapped, analysed and reported on. The reports are used in feedback and evaluation sessions of current ranger activities. New insights then lead to better-informed, more strategic planning for forthcoming ranger work.
SMART Feedback Loop
SMART is law enforcement monitoring software developed by a group of NGOs to help better track enforcement efforts within protected areas.