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5 Brilliant Ways Technology Is Saving Endangered Species via @JaymiHeimbuch

3. Can Robotic Deer Used To Catch Poachers Be Scaled Up for Endangered Species? Here is an idea that is not necessarily saving endangered animals right now, but it could be. Robotic deer have been used for some time in catching poachers taking aim at deer outside of hunting season. They've been highly effective too. Indeed, wildlife officials note that poachers are becoming more wary not only because they might get arrested, but because if they're caught they'll be humiliated for being so lame as to shoot at a deer from the road. If it's that effective at catching poachers in the act, I'm curious about how effective robotic decoys can be for other species that are impacted by poaching. There could even be a camera in the decoy so that the faces or other identifying information about the poachers is transmitted to nearby wildlife officers staked out at a safer distance. Whi...

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