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World first drone wildlife tracking startup making global impact Canberra startup, Wildlife Drones has developed the world’s most innovative animal radio-tracking system using drones that track radio-tagged animals in a world first. Dr Debbie Saunders, a wildlife researcher at the Australian National University (ANU) and Co-Founder and Director of Wildlife Drones originally had the idea

Wildlife Drone Dr Debbie Saunders

News Canberra Innovation Network

Women in Innovation: Debbie Saunders Each Wednesday we interview women in our community about innovation and what drives them to make a difference in their industries everyday! “Innovation expands the realm of possibility and enables creative solutions to the world’s problems.” Read the full article here: http://cbrin.com.au/women-in-innovation/debbie-saunders/ If you are interested in becoming a drone

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Australian News

Drone successfully detects radio-tagged wildlife Australian researchers have developed a drone to locate radio-tagged wildlife in inaccessible areas. A custom-built miniature receiver and antenna provide real-time information on radio-tracked wildlife, which are mapped live on a laptop. The unmanned aerial vehicle has successfully detected tiny radio transmitters weighing as little as one gram. The system

Wildlife Drones Australian Geographic

Australian Geographic

Drone used to track wildlife a world first Australian researchers have developed a drone that can radio-track wildlife, which will improve conservation efforts. Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have teamed up with colleagues from the University of Sydney to develop a drone system for locating radio-tagged wildlife. The drone, believed to be a world-first tracker

Wildlife Drones ANU News

ANU News

Drones used to track wildlife Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) and The University of Sydney have developed a world-first radio-tracking drone to locate radio-tagged wildlife. Lead researcher Dr Debbie Saunders from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society said the drones have successfully detected tiny radio transmitters weighing as little as one

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ABC Drive with Anna Vidot

Innovative tracking: Canberra Wildlife Drones start up company secures $670,000 in Uniseed funding On Drive with Laura Tchilinguirian A Canberra invention could speed up collection times for scientists gathering data on some of Australia’s most endangered bird and animal species. The ACT start-up company, Wildlife Drones has just secured $670,000 dollars in Uniseed funding to

Overnights with Rod Quinn

ABC Overnights with Rod Quinn

Drones taking wildlife tracking to new heights On Overnights with Rod Quinn Wildlife drones are helping ecologists track animal movements in a completely new way. Dr Debbie Saunders, found and conservation ecologist, tells us more about this new technology. Duration: 15min 2sec Broadcast: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 2:00am Listen to the full episode here: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/overnights/wildlife-drones/12681012 If you

ANU researchers Debbie Saunders and Adrian Manning worked with the Australian Centre for Field Robotics to develop the tracking drone(Supplied: Stuart Hay, ANU)

ABC NEWS – World-first tracking drones

“World-first tracking drones developed by Australian National University researchers with help of bettongs – Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a world-first radio tracking system that uses drones — with the help of Canberra’s bettong population. The system is a big step forward in scientific animal tracking and uses robotic drones that

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ABC NEWS – tracking swift parrots in NSW

“Wildlife researcher Dr Debbbie Saunders in woodland near Tarcutta with swift parrots in the trees behind her, talking about the value of using drones to track the critically endangered swift parrot. The drone flies above the woodland and rapidly checks whether tagged birds are in that area. The video includes a lot of bird song

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Drone pilot stories: My experience in learning how to fly

Since his days as an undergraduate student in Beijing, drones have captivated Han Liu’s imagination. The endless possibilities that have been unlocked by this one platform and the opportunity to push its boundaries even further was what motivated him to become a software engineer. As a part of Wildlife Drones’ team, Han has been integral

debbie, tan and huyen from svw

Catching up with Save Vietnam’s Wildlife

At Wildlife Drones, we work with people from all around the world who have dedicated their careers to wildlife conservation. One such person is conservationist, Huyen Nguyen. Huyen is a field researcher at Save Vietnam’s Wildlife and has been using Wildlife Drones to track pangolins. To commemorate this year’s Threatened Species Day, we caught up with

Debbie Saunders and Josh Bobruk from Wildlife Drones tracking kakapo

Stories from the Field: Tracking Kakapo in New Zealand

By Dr Debbie Saunders Just weeks before Australia’s COVID-19 lockdown took effect, Wildlife Drones travelled to New Zealand’s Whenua Hou Island to trial tracking the critically endangered Kakapo. With just over 200 birds remaining, monitoring the health and wellbeing of each individual is essential to securing the species’ future. That is why the New Zealand

Debbie and the SVW pangolin drone team

Stories from the Field: Tracking Pangolins in Vietnam

In 2019, Wildlife Drones travelled to Vietnam to track the movements of critically endangered Sunda Pangolins. The Pangolin is one of the only mammals to be covered in large, protective scales. While their scales serve to protect them from predators in the wild, they are also what makes them prized by poachers.  In fact, pangolins

laura is holding a drone and debbie is holding the drone controller as they smile at the camera rosenbergs goannas project

Stories from the Field: Tracking Rosenberg’s Goannas

In January, Wildlife Drones trialed their radio-tracking drone system on Rosenberg’s Goannas in Namadgi National Park. It was a significant (and nerve-wracking) day for us. This was not only the first time we would be attempting to radio-track a ground-dwelling animal. But it also was the first time we had incorporated a GPS-download into our

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Wildlife Drones successfully track Swift Parrot flocks

By Dr Debbie Saunders In a previous post, I announced that Wildlife Drones was working with the Riverina Local Land Services to track swift parrots. As part of the project, we recently managed to find 60 swift parrots on Bush Heritage Australia’s Tarcutta Hills Reserve. This is the largest swift parrot flock ever recorded on

debbie and gerard from wildlife drones smiling with their arms outstretched in front of their office at CEAT

CEAT launches at ANU

Wildlife Drones joined members from the Australian National University (ANU), CSIRO and other ag-tech entrepreneurs to celebrate the launch of the new Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT). CEAT intends on supporting the research and development of technologies that will help advance the future of farming. Located in the heart of ANU’s science hub, it intends on facilitating

swift parrots in flight

Tracking Swift Parrots to save their habitat

By Dr Debbie Saunders As a wildlife researcher, I have dedicated much of my career to studying the critically endangered Swift Parrot. Since founding Wildlife Drones, I am glad that I can contribute to their conservation even further. This winter, Wildlife Drones is working with the Riverina Local Land Services to track swift parrots throughout