African Field Work

Adapting Drones For Wildlife Capture

How Drones Could Be Used In Wildlife Capture, Wildlife Research, And Conservation Medicine

Ellen Rogers, DVM

When I worked in wildlife conservation in Africa, a large part of the job involved wildlife capture for management and research purposes.  This involved darting single animals or catching entire herds of animals. Recent advances in drones (UAVs – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) could change these types of wildlife capture for to make them safer for both animals and humans. read more…