Unfortunately their drones won't be equipped with smart-bombs to blow the poachers out of their camouflage, but they will be able to help rangers in Africa and Asia better cover the vast areas assigned to them.
The money for the current drone project comes from a Google Grant issued last year. An interesting point brought up in this article is the idea of a "arms-race" between the poachers and those tracking them as a result of the high-tech methods now being employed to combat poaching. Several environmental groups, including the Sea Shepherds already employ drones in their efforts.
Read more about the latest WWF Drone Project.
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