29 Jan '15, 2pm

Students Create ‘Ranger Drone’ to Protect Rhinos in South Africa via @ecorazzi

Students Create ‘Ranger Drone’ to Protect Rhinos in South Africa 0 Tweet by Natalia Lima January 29, 2015 Categories: Animals , Causes , Science . As poaching rates for rhinos keep growing in South Africa , officials are looking for outside-the-box solutions to save the endangered animals. Surprisingly, one group of students might just have found it. Aleix Ripoll, Aleix Figueres, Hugo Bertiche and Arnau Garcia, four students from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), have designed the Ranger Drone; which could aid in the protection of rhinos in the wild. “Natural parks around the world need new and cheap techniques to fight these crimes,” says a video of the drone. “Due to the extensive areas and the ease with which poachers can hide in the vegetation, it is necessary to keep watch from the air. Also, thermal vision is necessary to detect illegal hunters at night....

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