Conservation

Protecting Endangered Species with UAS

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The second largest land mammal on earth, the majestic white rhino is under siege by poachers looking to make big money selling its highly coveted tusks, which in many parts of Asia are thought to contain almost magical medicinal properties.…

Drone on the Farm: An Aerial Exposé

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Humm Texas again, a Kickstarter campaign to fund an investigative movie into environmental issues down on the farm. Some of you might remember the River of Blood story that we ran a while ago. Dronejournalism.org recently ran the rather shocking…

Mixed results for wetlands drone trial

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The Office of Environment and Heritage says a trial program using drone technology to monitor the Macquarie Marshes wetlands, in the New South Wales north west, has had mixed results. Two types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) were used to…

An Environmental Use for Drones

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By Julian Mark The use of drones for aerial surveillance by some law enforcement agencies has come under intense criticism from civil libertarians and privacy advocates of late. But some scientists, environmentalists, and techies contend that drones can have practical and…

Drones help monitor Skagit Valley elk herd

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Kimberly Cauvel Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Looking out over the town of Hamilton in the upper Skagit River valley from a hillside on state Department of Natural Resources land, a team of federal unmanned aircraft operators and local…