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A Drone's-Eye View of Conservation

By Lian Pin Koh | TED | December 18, 2013

We've all heard of Predator drones, but have you heard of conservation drones?

Ecologist Lian Pin Koh makes a persuasive case for using drones to protect the world's forests and wildlife. These lightweight autonomous flying vehicles can track animals in their natural habitat, monitor the health of rainforests, even combat crime by detecting poachers via thermal imaging. Added bonus? They're also entirely affordable.

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