Ecologists Using Drones in Fight Against Illegal Loggers
May 21, 2012
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A new aerial surveillance system to protect forests and endangered species in remote parts of the world is being pioneered by a pair of ecologists in Switzerland. The researchers have designed and built their own flying drone that can capture evidence of illegal activity on film.
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