See How Drones Are Saving the Last Wild Rhinos and Elephants from Poachers

April 21, 2015 4:55 PM

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See How Drones Are Saving the Last Wild Rhinos and Elephants from Poachers

Over 40,000 elephants and 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers in 2013 to feed a black market that will pay up to $500,000 for the animals' horns and tusks. Conservationists have been searching for a way to stop poachers before these animals become extinct, and Air Shepherd Initiative may have found a way.

Air Shepherd is already seeing results. An area where 19 rhinos were killed each month has been murder-free since the drones started patrolling the spot. The project has also paired up with the University of Maryland to run information gathered by the drones through data analytic software. This part...

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