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Using drones to thwart elephant poachers

Marc Goss operates a drone near the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya. The drone, intended to provide aerial footage and track poachers, proved useful for herding elephants because the animals hate the sound.
Marc Goss operates a drone near the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya. The drone, intended to provide aerial footage and track poachers, proved useful for herding elephants because the animals hate the sound.


2013-10-20 - Masai Mara, Kenya
Standing in his flatbed truck, Marc Goss touches “take off” on his iPad 3, and a $300 AR Drone whirs into the air. It’s his latest weapon to fight elephant poachers around Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. Kenya is proposing stiffer penalties for the slaughter of elephants and rhinos, with fines of as much as $117,000 and 15-year jail terms. The government has deployed paramilitary forces and plans to acquire drones to fight poaching.



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