$5 million from Google to fund UAVs designed to monitor endangered species!

The award went to the World Wildlife Foundation for:

"Remote aerial survey systems, wildlife tagging technology and ranger patrolling guided by analytical software like the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) will be integrated to increase the detection and deterrence of poaching in vulnerable sites in Asia and Africa. Our goal is to create an efficient, effective network that can be adopted globally."

http://worldwildlife.org/stories/google-helps-wwf-stop-wildlife-crime

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Comment by Paul on December 6, 2012 at 6:48pm

Could have a surge of sales for the apm 2.5 orders in yours before the WWf does or maybe a good time to offer your expertise to the WWF for a really good cause.

Comment by Michael Johnston on December 6, 2012 at 11:07pm

See;

http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/low-cost-hi-performance-airframes...

Plus numerous other machines also by Joe and Gisela.

Then these guys...

http://conservationdrones.org/

plus there have also been other posts about work with sandhill cranes in the USA.

and I'm trying to use UAV for biological applications as well - but I'm nowhere as proficient as the above.

https://www.youtube.com/user/droneAER?feature=mhee

It just makes sense to use a UAV.

MJ

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