Wildlife Drones successfully track Swift Parrot flocks

We're super excited that we recently managed to find 60 swift parrots on Bush Heritage Australia's Tarcutta Hills Reserve which is the largest flock ever recorded on the reserve.  We also managed to radio-tag and track these fascinating birds despite their habit of feeding on nectar in the tops of very tall trees, as reported on ABC …

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Searching for the Elusive Swift Parrot

I love this time of the year, when the air is crisp and the buds on the winter flowering gum trees finally spring open and start dripping with nectar.  It also signals the start of the Swift Parrot winter migration season.  This is when the grassy woodlands and box ironbark forests of the Riverina region …

Machine Vision and Drone Radio-tracking the Future for Livestock Management?

The management of livestock is rapidly evolving with the onset of new technological developments. A paper published in Livestock Science by Nasirahmadi and colleagues reviewed the use of machine vision for observing the behaviour of cattle and pigs, and revolutionising how the health and well-being of animals can be monitored. Through the use of machine …

Wildlife Drones tracking small, endangered migratory birds

We’re excited to be joining forces with the Riverina Local Land Services again to shed new light on the movements of small, migratory Swift Parrots within their winter range.  The Swift Parrot is one of Australia’s priority bird species for conservation action and is listed as critically endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity …

Combining Drone and GPS Data for Improved Wildlife Conservation

Drones are dramatically changing how we identify and resolve conservation issues in even the most remote areas.  A great example of the value of drones for assisting conservation efforts is highlighted by a study of proboscis monkeys in the forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, as published by Stark and …

It’s time for Lift-Off @ E29

We're looking forward to pitching at next week's Entry 29 Co-working space pitch night! Canberra's up and coming Startup Businesses have completed Entry 29's Lift Off Program and it's time to pitch! Join special guests Craig Davis, Victor Pantano, Peter Lilleyand Tom Robinson for this great event where attendees (our Venture Capitalists) will vote on their favourite pitch of the …

Inspiring and diverse World Of Drones Congress

We were surrounded by amazing and inspiring people from around the globe at the World of Drones Congress this week in Brisbane, Australia. We really enjoyed being part of the team presenting in the Environment and Conservation symposium, together with @ReneeBartolo as MC, @lianpinkoh from Conservation Drones, @DyanGibbens from Trumbull Unmanned, and Stephan Hrabar from CSIRO. With gender equity …