Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake, has launched a smart management platform supported by artificial intelligence (AI) technology to boost bird conservation.
“With the help of AI technology, we can instantly identify bird species and accurately calculate the density and number of bird flocks,” said Sun Yue, who works at the Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve Administration in Jiangxi Province. , eastern China.
Through data analysis, the reserve can allocate a patrol team efficiently and launch timely interventions in response to anomalies such as food shortages, Sun noted.
There are 30 surveillance cameras throughout the nature reserve. In late February, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration released an action plan for the period 2021-2035, designating 1,140 areas, including Poyang Lake, as key resting, breeding and wintering sites for migratory birds.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, such as cranes, eastern storks and little swans, flock to the lake, and the number can reach approximately 800,000 in peak seasons.