Can Drones Alone Save Africa's Elephants?
Parks around the continent have embarked on an unusual high-tech experiment to curb poaching. Flying silently and invisibly, drones could be a game-changer as they track both wildlife and the movement of hunters, relaying information to ground enforcement teams, who can then stop poachers in their tracks. But is technology the weapon that will ultimately eradicate animal poaching and save various species from eradication?
In 2015, Namibia lost 97 rhinos to poaching, up from 25 in 2014 and just two in 2012. Ever since, the country has lost an average 50 rhinos annually to poaching. Home to almost ... Read more »
Poaching has escalated in recent years with record numbers of rhino and elephants being killed across Africa for their horn. The poachers are becoming increasingly militarised in ... Read more »
The carcasses of 87 elephants have been found near a wildlife sanctuary in Botswana, in what conservation group Elephants Without Borders have called "the largest scale of elephant ... Read more »
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