Improving wildlife research and conservation efforts has always been a driving force behind the development of Wildlife Drones. By gaining a better insight into how these species live and interact with their environment, we can develop solutions to resolve the problems they face and properly assess how our actions will impact their environment.
An example of how we can better understand species is seen in the Swift Parrot. The migratory Swift Parrot is one of Australia’s threatened species and one of our co-founder, Debbie Saunders’ current research focuses. Despite the large number of impact assessments being undertaken, there is limited understanding as to how the Swift Parrot moves throughout it’s winter range. By radio-tracking these birds using our system, we can gain a better understanding of their movements and how we can best protect critical elements of their habitat.
The applications for Wildlife Drones in research and conservation are endless, and can save significant time, effort, and money. From monitoring threatened species, to protecting animals from poaching, and tracking the reintroduction of species into an environment – studying animals has never been more accessible.