The new field guide from Kiko Calvo shows just how conservationists, archaeologists and others are using drones to help achieve their goals…
The Lindbergh Foundation’s Air Shepherd program, developed to protect elephants & rhinos from poaching by using drones, is increasing patrols to look for poachers poisoning watering holes in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.
With one rhino shot every eight hours in South Africa, government officials, private businesses and conservation groups are trying everything in their power to stop poachers in their tracks. Since 95 percent of poaching incidents happen at night, it’s exceedingly difficult to spot them- until now. Through collaboration efforts, private UAV companies are developing a new way to spot […]
Dear EarthTalk: How are environmentalists putting drones to use to help further their causes? — Joe Martin, Baltimore, MD Conservationists are utilizing drone or “unmanned aerial systems” (UAS) technology to gather highly detailed imagery and other environmental data that is traditionally challenging to obtain. Wildlife biologist John Takekawa and […]