Eye in the Sky: Drones Help Conserve Sumatran Orangutans and Other Wildlife

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Most of the time it seems that technology does more harm than good when it comes to nature and wildlife. We destroy rainforests, pollute lakes and streams all in the name of progress. It's nice to see technology used for something good when it comes to nature and wildlife. By using drones wildlife biologists can keep tabs on these magnificent creatures with less disruption to their lives than by inavading their forest homes on foot.

Eye in the Sky: Drones Help Conserve Sumatran Orangutans and Other Wildlife

"conservation drone launch What better way to study the world's largest arboreal animals than by putting an eye in the sky? A team of scientists working in Indonesia has done just that by launching inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles (aka drone …Scientific American (blog)"
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2012/09/27/drones-help-conserve-sumatran-orangutans-wildlife/

Orangatans, also know as the old man of the forest are facing a tough battle to survive as a species. Rainforests are being burned and bulldozed at an alarming rate all in ther name of progress.

It's important that we know exactly what is happening to them and their habitat if we want to ensure their survival! 

Nature and wildlife can survive almost anything if we can give it the space it needs. Hopefully we've not reached the point of no return on these gentle creatures.
 

About Kevin J Railsabck

Award-winning filmmaker Kevin J Railsback has traveled as far as Africa to test HD cameras for Panasonic.
His stunning nature and wildlife footage has appeared in productions on National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel as well as in commercials for such corporate giants as AT&T.

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