Precision Integrated Programs representatives are traveling to Arusha, Tanzania in the first week of November to support the International Conservation Caucus Foundation’s (ICCF) summit Stopping Wildlife Crime & Advancing Wildlife Conservation: A Call to Action. This summit, presented by ICCF in partnership with the Office of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, Global Environment Facility, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will bring together stakeholders from all over the African continent to combat poaching and promote wildlife conservation.
Precision Integrated Programs will provide displays of unmanned aircraft, and report on successful past performance using these aircraft to monitor wildlife movement and to observe human interaction with wildlife populations. Precision has successfully completed anti-IUU (illegal, unregulated, and unreported) fishing missions internationally. Through such efforts, Precision has collected and disseminated actionable evidence to host-country governments entities in order to allow prosecution of illegal actors.
This summit will promote regional and trans-boundary collaboration among Tanzania and its neighboring governments and citizens. The summit will bring together seven African nations – Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi – to combat poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking and to advance sound natural resource management. Discussions of action plans and agreements will involve the public and private sectors, as well as local communities, regional on-the-ground experts, and donor institutions, resulting in a set of action items for each country to support. The summit is a critical component of The ICCF Group’s broad anti-poaching strategy.
Precision is proud to be a supporter of this summit to establish binational and multinational agreements on the management of shared ecosystems, with specific attention to international waters such as the coastal waters of the Indian Ocean, the Great Lakes, and major rivers, including a focus on IUU and dynamite fishing.
Precision is partnering with Aerovel to highlight the unprecedented 40+ hour capability of the small, long-endurance Flexrotor UAV. Flexrotor represents a marked advance in miniature robotic aircraft technology, and in the ability to deploy high-quality video and other kilogram-scale instruments with unprecedented flexibility and autonomy. The Flexrotor’s economy will enable long-promised civil applications within Precision’s scope of services, including geological survey, weather reconnaissance, fishery surveillance, environmental monitoring, and offshore patrolling.
About the ICCF
The International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation promoting the projection of U.S. leadership for international conservation worldwide. ICCF brings together leaders at the highest level of government, business, and the NGO community. We set the conservation and environmental agenda by coordinating people with scientific expertise, organizations that support and manage programs on the ground, and policymakers who shape legislation.
In today’s 21st century, the U.S. needs to exert responsible and forward thinking leadership in conservation policy and in providing the export of conservation expertise to the world’s emerging nations. For a decade, the mission of ICCF has been to serve as the nucleus for Congressional leadership for U.S. international conservation in concert with the projection of U.S. business and national security interests worldwide.
ICCF underpins the leadership of the bipartisan U.S. Congressional International Caucus (ICC), which comprises more than a third of the U.S. Congress. We educate policy makers on international issues of natural resource management throughout the legislative process. We are pro-business, pro-development and pro-environment. We are committed to market-oriented solutions for conservation and sustainability worldwide.
About Precision, LLC:
Precision is a Small Business dedicated to providing unparalleled service and support to our customers and the broader unmanned systems industry. We focus our efforts in direct support of unmanned programs that are vital to USG national defense, intelligence, and Homeland Security entities in addition to commercial work and natural conservation projects.
Precision has an FAA Approved Flight School offering approved courses from initial pilot certification through to instructor pilot privileges, and has taught over 1,200 traditional pilot students. Precision personnel have also trained over 100 new UAS operators, and include OEM-qualified instructors and field maintenance technicians amongst our core staff for a variety of UAS systems.
Precision offers approved specialty courses in both Airplanes and Helicopters. These courses offer a range of instruction, from standard VFR and IFR, to advanced technical skills such as External-Load Training, Confined Area and Mountain/High Altitude Operations. Precision is one of the few helicopter-training companies in the US that has a curriculum that is recognized as a Factory Equivalent Course by: Schweizer, McDonnell Douglas, Bell, American Eurocopter and Enstrom. It is one of the first all-inclusive Part 141 Aviation Training Schools in the Western United States that also has Part 133, 135, 137, 145 U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Certificates.
Aerovel is a privately-held company based in the northwest United States. It was founded in2006 to develop autonomous aircraft, primarily for civil applications. More information on Aerovel and Flexrotor can be found at www.aerovelco.com.