Monitoring vast areas is extraordinarily difficult. Managers are challenged to keep track of wildlife as well as rangers to be sure that patrols are carrying out most efficient plans. But it can be difficult to follow all ranger activity, especially when rangers are far out in the field. Without the benefit of technology, teams are required to maintain paper based reports and sort them for record keeping back at headquarters. Reports can easily be lost or destroyed by natural conditions in the field, leading to gaps in data and an incomplete picture of activity in the protected area.