Drones Used to Protect Wildlife Preserve
In order to better protect the one-horned rhinoceros and other wildlife, security officers for the Kaziranga National Park in India will be using drones as a way to keep poachers away from the area. Since the park is approximately 185-square miles, it’s impossible for park officials to be able to watch every patch of land. With the use of the drones, land that the officers can’t cover themselves can now be watched by the aircrafts.
Drones have been a hot topic in the news recently, with safety and privacy concerns from the public, but now it’s a nice change to see the drones actually doing some good instead. The rhinos are the most common animal sought after in the park because of its horn, which poachers can sell for medicinal purposes. Last year, poachers managed to kill 22 rhinos and 16 have been killed so far this year.
I think it’s great to see the drones being used to help keep poachers out of the wildlife preserve. Even with security cameras and countless officers on duty, it must be difficult to have all of that land covered. With the drones, maybe the security officers will be able to save some rhinos and other animals from those poachers. What do you think? Do you think this is a good use for drones?
Source: Yahoo News
Posted by Lindsay Page on Apr 10, 2013