Tag Archives: Environment and Conservation

UAV Helps Facilitate Prosecution of Illegal Moose Poacher

Drone solutions company Draganfly Innovations and Saskatchewan Polytechnic succesfully used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to help with a prosecution following a conservation-related crime. In April 2017, Draganfly Innovations and Sask Polytech received an Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences … Continue reading

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Texas A&M Researchers Using UAVs to ‘Read the Weeds’

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of a project to determine the right tools for early identification and control of weeds. Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, an AgriLife Research weed scientist at Texas A&M’s College Station, … Continue reading

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Drones Make New Caribou Discoveries

A study recently used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to collect overhead footage of migrating caribou and discover “enormous variation” in the herd. In the darkening weeks of late fall, Dolphin-Union caribou herds cross the stretches of frozen ice seasonally connecting … Continue reading

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Duke: Drones Prove Affordable, Reliable for Wildlife Surveys

According to two Duke University studies, drones can be as effective as traditional methods for conducting wildlife population assessments. The studies used both unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and traditional aircraft to conduct population surveys of gray seals on remote islands … Continue reading

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