Forest monitoring and notification system.
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Regarding the forest sector in Uganda, in the last one or so decades, Uganda has carried out several Policies, Legal and Institutional Reforms aimed at promoting the conservation and sustainable use of the country’s forest resources. These include the National Forestry Policy 2001, enactment of the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act 2003,new institutional arrangements including the Forest Sector Support Department, the National Forestry Authority and District Forestry Services being made. Despite all these initiatives, forests are continuously being lost of which the major causes are; widespread illegal logging, and unsustainable charcoal burning. The boundless loss of forest cover, therefore, presents a responsibility for developing and implementing and forest monitoring and notification system. The whole system comprises of multiple sensor nodes that form a wireless sensor network that covering the whole forest with each sensor having a unique ID matched with the coordinates of its position in the forest and a web-based application to provide a user interface for the control station.