Drones Used in Fight Against Elephant Poaching

Drones Used in Fight Against Elephant Poaching

Throughout Africa, drones are being used in the fight against elephant poaching.

Throughout Africa, drones are being used in the fight against elephant poaching.

“Drones are basically the future of conservation. A drone can do what 50 rangers can do,” said James Hardy, a fourth-generation Kenyan and manager of the Mara North Conservancy. “It’s going to reach a point where drones are on the forefront of poaching. At nighttime we could use it to pick up heat signatures of poachers, maybe a dead elephant if we’re quick enough.”

Poaching is a much of the African continent. In South Africa, home to 90 percent of the world’s rhinos, at least two a day are killed for their horns, which sell for more than gold by weight in China and Vietnam.

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