Kruger National Park is getting drones to boost rhino protection
While Amazon has just received permission to test drone-delivery in the States, the Kruger National Park in South Africa is getting more aerial power of its own in an effort to improve rhino protection.
South African National Parks (SANParks) announced yesterday that, as part of the current strategy to combat rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park, it is in the process of applying and evaluating various aerial support technologies, which include the testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
In a media announcement, SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni explained: “The UAV project aims at investigating the effectiveness of various UAV technologies as instruments in rhino protection efforts under a range of operational conditions”. The current UAV programme has been initiated in consultation with and support from both SANDF and South African Civil Aviation Authority
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