Drones or UAVs to the wildlife rescue with the help of a Chris Miser from Colorado.
A Colorado man is teaching African park rangers to fly drones to combat poachers. Chris Miser, the owner of Falcon Unmanned, has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund in an effort to protect elephants and rhinoceros.
“Thousands of elephants are dying each year” said Miser, “and we are just hitting a tipping point with the rhinos.”
Miser’s line of drones, which he calls “Falcons,” are tethered to a bungee cord and tossed into the air like a sling shot. The “pilot” can control the plane from a remote location with a video game controller and a laptop computer. The drones are only “armed” with high-definition cameras and heat sensing technology, so the operator can track animal herds or poachers poised to attack.
Monitoring poachers with drones will give park rangers a fighting chance against heavily armed, high-tech, poachers.
Drones, Peter Milton calls theirs Air Rangers, really do make a difference and can stop the rhino poachers.