Conservation Drones is an initiative of Lian Pin Koh, Professor and Chair of Applied Ecology and Conservation at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, and Serge Wich, Professor of Primate Biology at Liverpool John Moores University in the U.K. They figured that if they modified drones or small unmanned aerial vehicles and outfitted them with cameras and sensors, they could use the imagery in monitoring and surveying of forests and animals, which would be helpful in the combat to preserve natural habitats and animal populations.
It was great to meet Prof. Koh and his team. They're a group of dedicated scientists and we had some really insightful conversations about the use of technology in conservancy. I'm looking forward to see what other projects they'll tackle!