Drones Help Wildlife Research and Conservation


Drones are already changing the way any industries do business and in the coming years this influence looks to expand. A lesser known impact drones already have is in wildlife research.

Researchers in Canada and the USA have been using drones to do everything from track bird migration to study bird colonies. “One area that shows great potential for the applications of UVS and associated markets is wildlife research and management,” said Dr. David Bird, a McGill University professor emeritus of wildlife biology.

There are also other examples like in Tanzania where drones are being used to herd Elephants away from dangerous interactions with humans. And researchers in Hawaii using drones to more accurately tack whale and dolphin pods.

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