21 Jun '12, 4am

Drones to Join the Fight Against Poaching in Nepal

Drones to Join the Fight Against Poaching in Nepal

As poaching in Nepal continues to drive some of the world's most endangered species towards the brink of extinction, conservationists have begun experimenting with the latest in advances in drone technology in a push to protect them. According to a report from The Telegraph , for the first time ever the World Wildlife Fund in Nepal will deploy a small fleet of unmanned aircraft to monitor the nation's sprawling southern plains. Decades of illegal hunting in the region has reduced the population of several protected species to dangerous levels, a sad reality more conventional conservation methods have proved incapable of abating. But where on the ground poaching deterrents have failed, the experts are hopeful that the drones will succeed. From the WWF Nepal : The remote-controlled Conservation Drone is equipped with cameras and GPS to help capture images and video from hard...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/nepal-deploy...

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