Drones target wildlife poachers as hi-tech battle rages

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Poachers backed by international syndicates are slaughtering elephants and rhinos just for their highly valuable tusks and horns.

As GPS-tagged armed rangers and sniffer dogs patrol game reserves across Africa, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, could provide them with a powerful new tool battle to preserve the continent’s endangered species.


Ol Pejeta Conservancy Kenya has been experimenting with new technology. Its chief commercial officer, Robert Breare, discusses the pros and cons this “eye in sky”. (BBC)