29 Nov '13, 9pm

Video: the conservation drone revolution

Remote-controlled model planes offer bird's-eye approach to conservation (07/10/2012) Inexpensive aerial drones can help conservationists map forests, monitor land use change like deforestation, and track wildlife in remote and inaccessible areas, reports a new study published in the journal Tropical Conservation Science . Model airplane used to monitor rainforests - conservation drones take flight (02/23/2012) Conservationists have converted a remote-controlled plane into a potent tool for conservation. Using seed funding from the National Geographic Society, The Orangutan Conservancy, and the Denver Zoo, Lian Pin Koh, an ecologist at the ETH Zürich, and Serge Wich, a biologist at the University of Zürich and PanEco, have developed a conservation drone equipped with cameras, sensors and GPS. So far they have used the remote-controlled aircraft to map deforestation, count ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1129-conservation-drones-ko...

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