Sunday 26 January 2014

Kenya Rangers to use Drones in Poaching War

In collaboration with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya, Airwave has begun testing a drone surveillance system that it says will enable park rangers to monitor wildlife and be alerted to the presence of poachers. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. But even in a designated sanctuary, rhinos are not safe from poachers. In 2013 alone, 50 rhinos were killed within Ol Pejeta.
Airwave’s “Aerial Ranger” project is designed specifically to observe, track and protect wildlife by delivering video and thermal imaging feeds to teams on the ground, Ol Pejeta Conservancy said in a statement.”

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