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Google helps catch poachers


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#1    Render

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

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Drones could soon be helping protect rhinos, tigers and elephants in Africa and Asia, thanks to cash from Google.
Controlled via a tablet computer, the small autonomous aircraft will photograph poachers and track animals via smart radio tags.
The World Wildlife Fund added the $5m (£3.1m) grant would also fund software that could map where poachers strike.
And it was developing a mobile DNA sampling kit to match body parts with animals.
The WWF said poaching and trafficking of body parts was having a devastating effect on the wild populations of some species, setting back decades long conservation efforts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-20625578


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

And if they mount weapons on the drones, it saves the bother of going out and arresting the poachers! (Plus they won't be doing it again!)

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

View Postealdwita, on 07 December 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

And if they mount weapons on the drones, it saves the bother of going out and arresting the poachers! (Plus they won't be doing it again!)
Too bad you can't sell licenses to hunt poachers.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

I would so buy one of those licenses though. Poacher hunting season! :yes:

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