People often think of the drug trade when discussing using drones in Mexico. This story points out that unmanned aircraft (UAVs) have many uses, one of the most important being animal protection and animal conservation. We have seen UAVs used to save rhinos and elephants from poachers and the use of this technology for protection is increasing across the world.
Using drones in Mexico to save animals
We will continue to monitor and will keep you updated as we learn more. Please continue reading the article below which was originally published on Fox News Latino. This is a great use for drone technology.
MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican authorities will use satellite tracking, drones, three naval bases and a fleet of small patrol boats to enforce a new gillnet fishing ban in the upper Sea of Cortes in a bid to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise.
Environment Department official Rafael Pacchiano said Friday that the $37 million plan will go into effect later in March and will last at least two years, after which it will be evaluated.
The plan would compensate fishermen for stopping the use of gillnets, which often sweep up the tiny porpoises along with their catch.