Poaching is a severe problem throughout the world, and not all animals get a chance to gore their attackers.
“We hope these drones will be useful in detecting poachers as they enter the parks,” Dr. Serge Wich, a biologist with the Anthropological Institute at the University of Zurich and one of the innovators behind the project, told the BBC, according to Outdoor Hub. “If they see poachers in the area, they can send out a team to catch them.”
Each drone costs about $2,500, and it’s relatively inexpensive to operate them. The company could start using them in the next few months, and WWF is also working with Tanzania and Malaysia to develop similar programs. Hopefully these machines can save a few animals. –Brian McClintock
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