31 Jul '15, 4pm

Drones found to be an effective tool in helping conserve chimpanzee populations - Electronic Products

Drones found to be an effective tool in helping conserve chimpanzee populations - Electronic Products

Drones help research dying chimpanzee populations. Despite earlier news that drones hindered firefighter efforts in California, they do have their upsides. Researchers have found drones to be helpful in conservation efforts to save endangered chimpanzee populations: camera-equipped drones have tracked nests where chimpanzees are located, which has assisted in helping researchers conserve their diminishing inhabitants. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classified chimpanzees as endangered as their population numbers have significantly decreased over the last two decades. Drones have not only helped to save the chimpanzees, but have also rid Australia’s rainforests of unwanted weeds and warded off poachers in Africa looking to kill and capture wildlife. They have also helped to monitor killer whales in North America. Previous types of monitoring neces...

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