THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine featured Nova Labs’ Team RhinoHawk in a video posted as part of a story on the use of drones in counter poaching and wildlife conservation operations.
For the Wildlife Conservation Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Challenge, an international competition that runs until next spring, 137 teams of students, hobbyists, and engineers from 29 countries are designing and building affordable, easy-to-use drones for the rangers of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The goal: unmanned aircraft that can scan Kruger for poaching activity and map routes for the rangers to apprehend traffickers.
At 2:35 of the video, Nova Labs RhinoHawk engineers Ted Markson and Fred Briggs bring the UAV in for a landing.
The article identifies five ways drones are being used:
Fighting Wildlife Crime
Getting Up Close to Wildlife
Measuring Effects of Climate Change and Industrial Development