Conservation Drones in Sabah

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University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

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Training Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz and the MEME team from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (Management & Ecology of Malaysian Elephants). Emma Stokes and Tony Lynam from WCS dropped by for a peek as… Continue reading

Two new camera placements

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We tried these two new camera placement options under a wing that worked very well in the field. Again, the iSPONGE served its purpose in dampening motor vibration.

Training Ian Singleton and Graham Usher from the SOCP (Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme)

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Orangutan nest spotting with Conservation Drone, success!

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Orangutan nest spotting success!

Two orangutan nests spotted by a Conservation Drone flying at 100m above ground.

New media coverage in Wall Street Daily

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Conservation ArduCopter Test Flight

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Finally found time and some good weather to test fly the latest addition to our Conservation Drones fleet — ArduCopter. This test flight was fully autonomous, including takeoff and landing. Details of test… Continue reading

Training our first collaborators

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Serge and Lian Pin training Alex and Fiona from the Ugalla Primate Project to operate a Conservation Drone bound for Tanzania to survey chimps!

Our Conservation Fleet!

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Serge and I spent the last few days in Asten, the Netherlands, building up our Conservation fleet. These will be going to the Jane Goodall Institute, University of Nottingham Malaysia, and WWF Nepal,… Continue reading

Conservation Drones Teaser

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Our Mission

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The mission of this website is to share our knowledge for building low-cost Conservation Drones to help conservation workers and researchers in developing countries do their jobs a lot more effectively and cost… Continue reading

What are Conservation Drones?

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Conservation Drones are inexpensive, autonomous and operator-friendly unmanned aerial vehicles for surveying and mapping forests and biodiversity. Non-technical operators can program each mission by defining waypoints along a flight path using an open-source… Continue reading