The unique eye in the sky point of view of drones has a variety of applications for environmental and conservation purposes, ranging from monitoring events like beach erosion and volcanic eruptions to wildlife management and protection.
Here are few resources that discuss the application of drones in these areas.
Drones Take Off as Wildlife Conservation Tool
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), known colloquially as drones, don’t offer just a safer way for scientists to observe their subjects; they’re often less costly, more efficient, and more precise than traditional approaches … Read Full Article
Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used for a variety of conservation work in Colorado
When you hear the word “drones” the first thing that comes to mind is probably not conservation. But as the technology of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones continues to advance, they are proving useful in many facets of conservation work … Read Full Article
(source: The Nature Conservancy)
Drone used to track endangered killer whales by Vancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium is using a drone to take pictures of killer whales off the coast of B.C., to learn whether a highly endangered whale population is healthy and the young calves are growing properly … Read Full Article