An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.
That dream is closer to becoming a reality thanks to rapid advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or drone, technology.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a Kenyan 90,000-acre reserve specialising in protecting white and black rhinos, has teamed up with San Francisco-based tech company Airware, which specialises in drone autopilot systems.
Read more… BBC News – Can drones help tackle Africas wildlife poaching crisis?.
Further to our story back in October. The auction for the black rhino hunting permit has now taken place: raising $350,000 for rhino conservation. A radical approach to wildlife conservation? Or a smokescreen for for the mega wealthy to hunt yet more of Africa’s endangered wildlife? You tell me.
Background: Permit to hunt endangered African black rhino sells for $350,000 – Telegraph.