Anthropogenic activities are one of the key causes of degradation in most forests across the globe. Over the last 10-15 years, the Mau Forest in Kenya has been reduced by more than 25%, and remaining forest is degraded and fragmented. As a result, the Kenya forest Service KFS and other law enforcement agencies have developed and enforced laws to control and manage these activities. Along side this, collecting and availing accurate information for targeted action is critical. As such, a routine monitoring aerial surveillance under the ISLA Kenya program was recognized as one of the key interventions to monitor and manage illegal forest activities.
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