Unmanned Innovation and Ol Pejeta - Drones Could Save Rhinos from Demise

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Date: 
27 December 2012

Al Jazeera recently visited the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and reported on our latest project to save our rhino population from poaching - flying drones that can monitor and view our wildlife on Ol Pejeta. Each drone can cover over 50 miles and fly over one and a half hours.

There has been an epidemic of rhino poaching in recent months and we are doing everything we can to protect rhino at Ol Pejeta. There are just seven northern white rhinos left in the world, and four of these call Ol Pejeta Conservancy home. This isn’t just about life and death, it’s about the survival of a species.

Drones could save rhinos from extinction

At Ol Pejeta we are turning to high technology to protect our rhinos. We have teamed up with Unmanned Innovation Inc. to create unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) that can observe and track wildlife.

We are looking to fund our first drone and are offering a number of rewards for people who buy into the programme. They also make a great gift. If you are interested, please check out our IndieGoGo page to find out more and get involved: www.indiegogo.com/olpejeta.

 

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