What are Conservation Drones

Conservation Drones are low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used for:

  • surveying wildlife
  • monitoring and mapping terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • supporting the enforcement of protected areas

Conservation Drones are capable of:

  • autonomous flight
  • flight time of 30 minutes to over an hour
  • range of 30 km to over 50 km
  • acquiring high resolution photographs of up to 1-2 cm per pixel
  • acquiring high definition video footages of up to 1080p at 60 fps
  • producing geo-rectified 2D photo-mosaics and 3D Digital Surface Models of surveyed areas