NGO clears minefields with drones to help elephants return to their habitat in Angola

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The British NGO, Halo Trust has cleared so far 153 mined areas in Angola using drones.

The new goal of the NGO is to clear the Kavango-Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) from hidden explosives. Currently, tens of thousands of migrating elephants are trapped in Botswana, since they cannot cross the KAZA region and return to Angola.

The abudance of the elephants is posing a serious problem to local residents, as they destroy crops. Hence, the government allowed the hunt for elephants in Botswana to reduce their numbers.

To enable the migration of elephants, Halo Trust uses drones equipped with light detection to locate and defuse mines in the KAZA region.

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