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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:56 PM

Saving the rhino with surveillance drones

Source: The Guardian

Saving the rhino with surveillance drones

David Smith in Johannesburg
The Guardian, Tuesday 25 December 2012 22.10 GMT

A rhino farmer in South Africa is planning to use surveillance drones designed for the US military to combat poachers who are driving the animals towards extinction.

Clive Vivier, cofounder of the Zululand rhino reserve in KwaZulu-Natal province, said he has been granted permission by the US state department to buy the state-of-the-art Arcturus T-20 drone.

He is now seeking clearance from local civil aviation authorities to put 30 of the drones in South African skies.

Radical solutions are needed, he argues, at the end of a year which has seen a record of more than 650 rhinos slaughtered for their horns to meet demand from the Far East.

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/25/saving-the-rhino-with-surveillance-drones

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:17 PM

1. Anything necessary

to save them from poachers.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:33 PM

3. +1

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:00 PM

2. Catch the poachers, cut off some important appendage and release them back into the wild. n/t

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:33 PM

4. Please.

Please let this be stopped.

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