The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development incorporated seventeen drones for the early detection of forest fires in “hard-to-reach areas” in different national parks in the country, it was officially reported on Tuesday.
the drones will allow monitoring of difficult-to-access points in eighteen protected areas distributed in fifteen provinces, being able to move to other areas for emergency reasons.
The Ministry of Environment, led by Juan Cabandié, specified in a statement that the aircraft are available to operate in the Lanín and Laguna Blanca national parks, in Neuquén; Los Alerces and Lago Puelo, in Chubut; Lihuel Calel, in La Pampa; El Palmar, in Entre Ríos; and Iberá and Mburucuyá, in Corrientes.
This new tool makes it possible to account for possible outbreaks in areas of high environmental sensitivity and difficult to detect by other systems, which contributes to avoiding forest fires of greater magnitude and makes it possible to make effective the resources deployed throughout the country by the National Forest Management Service. Fire (NFMS)
The drones are managed by a radio control network and provide real-time information to a ground station for the execution of an automatic day and night early detection system for forest fires.
In recent days, the first igneous source was detected from the new system in Los Alerces National Parkwhich “allowed the rapid reaction of brigade members to control it before it spread,” according to what was reported in the text.
This new tool makes it possible to account for possible sources in areas of high environmental sensitivity and difficult to detect by other systems, which Helps prevent larger forest fires and makes it possible to make effective the resources deployed throughout the country by the National Fire Management Service (SNMF).
In addition, the drones will generate information for the preparation of reports, notices, reports, alerts of fire danger, search of persons and poachers within the observation areas.
On the other hand, in the statement It was recalled that Argentina is in a water emergency and all provinces were urged to declare a ban on the use of fire as long as these weather conditions persist.
Based on the November report of the National Drought Monitoring Table, it was identified that around 163 million hectares of the national territory are in a situation of drought, of which 22 million present a severe category.