Saturday 29 May 2021

BBC: Drones and live-streams: How tech is changing conservation


Composite image of rhino and droneIMAGE COPYRIGHTAFP/GETTY/BBC

Drones, satellites and laser sensors. It sounds like the tech of an action-packed spy thriller.

Not things you might typically associate with protecting animals.

According to a report by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), the planet's wildlife population has plummeted by 68% since 1970, with threats including things like poaching and loss of habitat. 

But around the world, animal conservation has now evolved so it's not just rangers and anti-poaching groups monitoring the wildlife of our world.

So just how is technology helping to modernise animal conservation?

Read on...

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