OCT 25, 2017 11:49 AM PDT

See How Drones Combat Animal Poaching

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard
4 1 131


Animal poaching is a notable problem around the globe. Thousands of animals are slaughtered every year for monetary gain, and as history shows, it has a negative influence on animal populations and brings many species closer to extinction.

While conservationists can't stand guard over thousands of miles of land 24-7, machines can. Experts are now deploying specialized drones that can record footage from up above over parts of Africa, where poaching is a common sight.

Not only can these camera-equipped eyes in the skies catch existing poachers in the act, but they also deter others from moving forward with their sinister plans. Even in the dark, the drones can continue their surveillance.

There is apparently scientific evidence to show that flying drones over endangered animals' habitats 'drastically reduces or stops' animal poaching in that region. That said, this concept is sure to gain traction as drone technology advances and becomes more capable.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
JUL 03, 2018
Videos
JUL 03, 2018
Watch Out for These Keto Side Effects
The Keto diet is very popular with people who want to cut carbs and lose weight, but it’s not without its drawbacks. While the diet’s purpose i
JUL 04, 2018
Videos
JUL 04, 2018
How Did Viruses Originate?
There is still a debate about whether or not viruses are a form of life, and we really don't know where they came from.
AUG 02, 2018
Cannabis Sciences
AUG 02, 2018
Cannabinoids Used in Treatment for ALS
The Ice Bucket Challenge brought attention to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and the need for further research on the fatal disease. This progressive
AUG 02, 2018
Videos
AUG 02, 2018
Which is More Damaging to Your Health, Alcohol or Weed?
Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal government, making it a challenger for scientists to conduct further studies and gather stat
AUG 08, 2018
Videos
AUG 08, 2018
Pesticide Use in Cannabis Farming
What's the first thing you do when you get home with freshly bought fruits and vegetables? You wash them off to make sure they are clean and free of re
AUG 13, 2018
Videos
AUG 13, 2018
What does sunscreen look like with a UV camera?
  Have you ever wondered if there’s really a difference between SPF 30 and SPF 50? You’re not the only one. YouTuber Physics Girl set out
Loading Comments...