Dahua Helps Conserve Sea Turtles Using Eco-friendly Cameras


January 10, 2024

Sea turtles are ancient sea creatures that have been roaming the earth for more than 100 million years. They are unique aquatic animals that play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem in our oceans. They help conserve sea grass beds and coral reefs, manage the jellyfish population in the ocean, and transport important nutrients to other living organisms under the sea. The delicate dance of sea turtles as they nest along our coastlines is a spectacle that resonates with many.

Unfortunately, the future of sea turtles is hanging in the balance due to irresponsible human activities and lifestyles, including excessive use of artificial lights on beaches where sea turtles lay their precious eggs. Artificial lights discourage nesting female sea turtles from coming onto the beach to lay their eggs. It also disorient the hatchlings and disrupt their ability to find the sea from the beach. Keeping nesting beaches dark and safe for sea turtles has been a prevailing challenge around the world.

To address this issue, Dahua developed a customized firmware for its select cameras (e.g. Vari-focal TiOC: N43BX8Z/N83BX8Z; Fixed TiOC: N83BU82-B) to enable the white-light illuminators to be turned on or off by month, avoiding disturbance of sea turtles and allowing environmentalists, researchers, and beach authorities to align camera operations with the nesting season of these sea creatures. Through this solution, users can customize the illuminator schedule each month, ensuring that artificial light minimally interferes with nesting turtles and their hatchlings. It redefines coastal conservation by providing technology that harmonizes security with nature. These intelligent cameras offer a balanced approach, providing security for beachgoers and properties while preserving the darkness necessary for the nesting sea turtles.

As a world-leading video-centric AIoT solution and service provider, Dahua constantly adheres to its global commitment to help conserve the environment and natural resources. The company provides products and solutions that can flexibly adapt to various locations. Thanks to Dahua’s customized firmware on select Dahua cameras, beaches can remain dark and without distraction from artificial lighting during sea turtles’ nesting season. It enables installers and end users to embrace Dahua’s wildlife-friendly technology and contribute to the global effort of preserving these ancient mariners. Together, we can guarantee that our coastal regions remain sanctuaries for nesting sea turtles, proactively preserving the beauty of nature for everyone.

TOPIC:TiOCEnvironmental Protection
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