Introduction to Protection Operations

Protection Operations can be used to track poaching or illegal activity and monitor the status of protection operations in and around protected areas.

It provides 24/7 access to protection operations information and helps organizations respond to threats in real-time. This accelerated approach improves wildlife safety and reduces risks associated with illegal activities in a protected area. Protection Operations is typically implemented by conservation organizations that want to take a data-driven approach to monitoring illegal activity.

The Protection Operations solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you track poaching and illegal activity, monitor protection operations, and visualize patterns of illegal activity.

Deploy the solution

This ArcGIS solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy the solution

See Deploying a solution for more information.


Protection Operations requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Survey123
  • Survey123 Connect

Information products

Protection Operations includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Protected Area Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by conservation staff to monitor the status of protected area operations


Protection Incident Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by conservation staff to monitor the status of protection operations within and around protected areas


Protected Area Reports

An ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app used by conservation staff to perform analysis and generate reports


Protection Incident Manager

A Crowdsource Manager app used by conservation staff to manage and update protection incident reports


Protection Incident Reporter

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by conservation staff to collect protection incident reports

Mobile Worker

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

1.0 (Nov 2020)
  • First release of Protection Operations