Drones to Protect Wildlife
The BBC reports that conservationists in Nepal will soon start using special drones as part of efforts to protect endangered species. The pioneering pilotless aircraft have been developed by the global wildlife organisation, WWF.
They have had some initial use in Indonesia and talks are underway to introduce them elsewhere, including in Tanzania and Malaysia. Developers say they are cheap to buy and run and could help conservationists across the developing world. In Nepal, endangered species, including rhinos and tigers, are suffering from the combined effects of poaching and habitat destruction. The drones can address both. You can see the full article here.