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ConservationDrones.org – Bringing drones to the battle to save animals

  ConservationDrones.org seeks to share knowledge of building and using low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles for conservation-related applications with conservation workers and researchers worldwide Q. I love the story behind ConservationDrones.org, how do you define success for the organization? We measure success by looking at the number of people that we help to get started, train, provide other drone advice to, website traffic, and collaborative projects. Q. Why drones? How did you get involved with them in the first place? We wanted to have a more efficient method to monitor orang-utan distribution and density….

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Mail Delivery Drone and more drone apps, April 27th

Drones are changing the world, from the mail deliver drone to tracking dinosaurs The Mail Delivery Drone will begin flying this summer in Switzerland. This is an amazing time to be a part of drone community as applications are only limited by the imagination.  We have fathers tracking their kids as they walk to school, scientist looking for dinosaurs, the mail delivery drone, and more. 1. Follow your Child to School Overbearing dads around the world rejoice! The world has taken another step forward in letting you have complete control…

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5 Great Drone Applications, April 19th 2015

Drone Applications JESHOOTS / Pixabay Our friends at Flyver regularly share drone applications that they have come across and find interesting.  Here is a great installment. 1.  Cow Art If we still had the creative category, this would have fit right in there. Surprisingly, or rather unsurprisingly, no one up to this point has used cows to draw images that are visible from the air. Until now. Derek Klingenberg uses a truck full of feed , a large herd of cows and a drone to make what he calls #CowArt. The way…

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Drones are helping with wildlife conservation

The Times of India ran an article this weekend interviewing Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, the chief conservator of forest (CCF) & field director of Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR).  The focus of the article was wildlife conservation. This caught our eye as the article was discussing the fact that UAV/drones will help conservation efforts in two important areas: Enabling a more accurate count of the melghat tiger population.  The population has dropped from 80 to 30 tigers over the course of the last decade and it can be difficult to track them down to keep an…

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Rhino Poaching being prevented in Africa with drones

As we noted this morning with regards to tigers in India, we are seeing drones used to protect rhinos in africa, tracking rhinos and preventing rhino poaching.   This post from HuffPost shares some great information. Angiew / Pixabay “Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology designed by Spanish engineers will be used to fight rhino poachers in national parks in Africa. The ranger drone is fitted with thermal vision that can report potential irregularities in real time. Designed to be an easy tool for use by park rangers, its makers say…

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