Drones protect endangered animals from poachers in Madagascar

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The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Plymouth Rock Technologies have partnered to use drones to prevent poaching of a rare species of lemur in Madagascar.

The Alaotran gentle lemur can only be found in the papyrus marshes that surround Lake Alaotra. Only 5000 of these lemurs exist on Madagascar, making them one of the most endangered lemurs.

The conservationists and the researchers will use the drone of Plymouth Rock Technologies, which is equipped with thermal infrared sensors, that scan the dense trees and monitor the lemurs.

Besides, the AI-powered drones can detect poaching activities, and enable the fast response of conservationists to prevent poaching.


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