Ecological monitoring takes place in order to throw light on the decisions of management and development of the Park by supplying information on the state of the ecosystem and its evolution and also to satisfy the national and international community’s need for information (notably scientific). It has been taken into account that ecological monitoring cannot be carried out efficiently without solid planning and goals. It is in this mindset that the activities have been hand-picked.
Concerning the development of management, ecological monitoring is principally about :
- The impact different infrastructures and wildlife observation tourism have on the environment;
- The effect authorized hunting and poaching has on the number of wild animals;
- Fire management and observation in order to develop a strategy with the goal of preserving different vegetation formations, increasing fodder and enhancing the visibility of animals;
- Setting controlled fires;
- Evaluation of the effectiveness of surveillance.
The information mentioned above is collected for the use of third parties and its goals are:
- To study of the evolution of vegetation formations,
- To conduct population counts of wild fauna,
- To produce maps, reports and information bulletins.
These activities also provide important information for operational tasks.
The ecological monitoring for has some goals: firstly it permet to guide management decisions and management of the park by providing information on the status of its ecosystem and the evolution of it. Secondly, it permit to satisfy the information needs of the community (including science) nationally and internationally.