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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Feral Camels are on the Move!

A recent article by the ABC reported the appearance of feral camels making their way towards the south-east coast of Western Australia. Typically rampant in dry regions like Central Australia, these desert-dwellers have moved away from their usual stomping grounds in search for food and water. Their unusual appearance down south has not been well-received …

Ag-Tech Launch @ ANU

On the 24th of August, 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). The Centre intends on supporting the research and development of technologies that will advance the future of farming. CEAT is located in the heart …

Mapping Invasive Plant Species Using Drones

Due to their isolation from mainland civilisation, tropical islands have grown to become rich in biodiversity. However, this isolation has made them particularly vulnerable to the ever-changing world we live in today. One major issue that these islands are facing is the presence of invasive plant species that are threatening the existence of native populations …

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 …