Monday, May 19, 2014

Drones Watching Endangered Species (and Poachers)

This story may be far from New Jersey now, but it's likely that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV or "drones") will be playing a part in monitoring species even in NJ in the future.

Drones are being used in Kenya to observe endangered species and the poachers who try to steal them. Each $20,000 drone can fly at up to an hour at a time and utilizes infrared technology to scan the 90,000-acre game reserve. The drones simultaneously record video that is sent directly to researchers on the ground.

Drones Watch Over Endangered Species in Kenya | News from the Field |

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