30 Jan '13, 4pm

Drones Watch Out for Rhino Poachers in Kenya

If any technology is to be considered the technology of the moment, I think drones would get that title. Chris Anderson, former editor in chief of Wired Magazine, left his position to run a start-up that builds drones. It's almost impossible to turn on NPR without hearing a story related to drones. They are the future , and luckily they're not relegated to military missions. One of the areas that drones have proven most useful is animal conservation . Game reserves in Asia and Africa have utilized the unmanned aerial technology to keep an eye out for poachers who have grown increasingly more sophisticated in their approach. The latest reserve to employ the technology is the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, a 90,000-acre game reserve that is home to endangered black and white rhinos, elephants, leopards, lions and chimpanzees. Since late 2009, it has been home to four of the...

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