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 colleagues in Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. The study focused on monitoring human activity in these forests and how they impacted the movements of these cryptic monkeys. Proboscis monkeys typically occupy the riparian zone, which is the land that occurs alongside rivers and streams. […]
We are pleased to announce that we are now taking Expressions of Interest for undertaking animal radio-tracking projects with Wildlife Drones in 2018 – book in early to avoid disappointment. So whether you are tracking pest species, endangered species or stock, we’d love to hear from you. Simply click here to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Photo: ©shutterstock_MSchaefer
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Here is our video from the 2016 Ecological Society of Australia conference providing details on Wildlife Drones – small aerial robots for radio-tracking wildlife, how they work and the benefits of using drones compared to manual radio-tracking from the ground.