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Ranger drone could help fight against rhino poaching

With the Kasane Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade about to begin in Botswana, part of the answer to rampant poaching may lie in drones.

Ranger drone could help fight against rhino poaching
Drone operator, Ken Butti and Camera operator, Robbie Josephsen carry the custom built DJI s1000 Drone following a flight at Palm Beach on July 4, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Commercial and recreational UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) sales in Australia have regulators concerned about safety, privacy and security, while the commercial industries of mining, farming, property, and sport are embracing the new technology. Under the current CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) regulations all unmanned aircraft weighing more than 2kg need to have a UAS operators certificate. Licensed operators are not allowed to fly above 400ft, not within 5km of an airfield boundary and can't fly within 30 metres of people not involved with the operation. (Getty Images)

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