The natural environment along with wildlife has been damaged mainly due to the anthropogenic factors and wildlife animals are in danger of extinction and losing its natural habitat. Collecting and analyzing wildlife incidents are extremely intricate, difficult, tedious but essential tasks for wildlife researchers. Therefore, this paper presents the design and implementation of an IoT-based Mobile Command Interface for Wildlife Emergency Response (WMERCI). We propose a smart software platform for advanced data collection to help wildlife researchers collect data more efficiently and responses more quickly to wildlife incidents. The platform can be utilized by anyone who is concerned with wildlife conservation such as tourists, biologists, researchers, and even local people. Moreover, an open-source API (Application Programming Interface) library for integrating heterogeneous animal tracking devices from different vendors into the platform is introduced.
Submission Date: Jan 07, 18