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Now, drones to be used for monitoring tigers
Mar 18, 2017

Conservation drones will soon hover over select tiger reserves of the country, marking the beginning of significant technological intervention in wildlife conservation.

For what purpose will be used:

  • Though intended primarily for the monitoring of tiger population in the reserves, the unmanned aircraft would collect and transmit visual data on animal movements, poaching activities and instances of forest fire from inaccessible forest terrains on a real-time basis.
  • The drones could be used for the management of habitats and species.
  • As wildlife populations, especially those of large animals such as rhino, tiger and elephant, move beyond the protected boundaries, advanced sophisticated technological solutions are required for their protection, as many of these animals are targets of poachers.
  • The drones have programmable auto-pilot and telemetry systems, capable of recording and live transmission of information.
  • Night patrolling of forest terrains using thermal cameras, radio-tracking of animals and habitat monitoring could also be possible with these vehicles.

News details:

  • Drones were recently used for conservation programmes in the forests of Assam and Madhya Pradesh. Drones were used in Panna Tiger Reserve
  • The drones have “programmable auto-pilot and telemetry systems, capable of recording and live transmission of information.


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