Ecology drones track wildlife, not terrorists
Conservationists cite advantages to technology
They are better known as stealthy killing machines to take out suspected terrorists with pinpoint accuracy. But drones are also being put to more benign use in skies across several continents to track endangered wildlife, spot poachers, and chart forest loss. The unmanned aerial vehicles are skimming over Indonesia’s jungle canopy to photograph orangutans, protecting rhinos in Nepal, and studying invasive aquatic plants in Florida.