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Wednesday, November 4 • 11:40am - 12:00pm
Wildlife in the Cloud: Using Technology to Enhance Human-Wildlife Conflict Management

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Sarah Barrett, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) experienced an increase in the number of human-wildlife conflict calls from the public over the last few decades. Several species programs adopted individual electronic databases to better track the increasing reports. As technology quickly advanced over the last several years and human-wildlife call volume increased, the programs outgrew their existing individual databases. Therefore, FWC adopted a new, multi-species Wildlife Incident Management System (WIMS) that uses an out-of-the-box, cloud based solution, Salesforce, that was modified to FWC requirements using outside vendors. This solution has allowed programs to combine resources to obtain a superior single product that also incorporates many species that were not previously being tracked. This database allows the Office of Information Technology to focus its resources on a single program verses numerous databases that use different programming. The new system has many features that have streamlined staffs’ duties. WIMS maintains caller contact information in one place allowing staff to see all related interactions with the resident, regardless of species. Built in mapping allows staff to see emerging trends and visualize events over defined distances or time. Previously manual tasks are now automated allowing staff to identify appropriate contracted trappers and electronically assign work orders. Trappers can update results from the field through a ‘self-service portal’ feature. The system is flexible and can grow as new species programs are incorporated. It is an efficient and comprehensive approach to collecting, managing, and analyzing human-wildlife conflict information, while providing excellent customer service.

Wednesday November 4, 2015 11:40am - 12:00pm EST
Ballroom Salon A

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