Drones Saving Elephants and Rhinos from Poachers

Meet Air Shepherd, flying drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that have infrared cameras and GPS on them and can send back thermal images of animals . . . and poachers. They?re electric, silent and invisible but provide the information operators use to rapidly vector rangers to the location of the poacher before he kills. Poachers operate under the cover of night, and until now, rangers have not had an effective way to find them before they kill.

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