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In March 2009, GISCorps received a request for volunteer from South Luangwa Conservation Society (SLCS), an NGO in Mfuwe, Zambia. SLCS is a non-profit, community based organization committed to the conservation of the local wildlife and natural resources of South Luangwa National Park and surrounding Game Management Areas.

SLCS’s 2009 volunteer request launched Phase 1 of what would eventually become a three part mission. Read about Phase 1 here and read about Phase 3 here.

In Phase 2 of the mission, GISCorps volunteer Ember Crouch joined this project to assist in gathering datasets for better base map for the area. Ember works for Urban Mapping, Inc. in California.

The following two maps are examples of maps created for SLCS for all the activities recorded in the month of April as well as from March to August 2009 in the region. Activities included locations of poached elephants, impalas and zebras, snares, gunshots, and more. This information is integral to demonstrating the locations of various events as well as the relationship between them. SLCS is now including these maps in their formal reports.

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