Saving the Australian Landscape, One Drone at a Time
Drones in Australia are helping to protect a threatened wallaby species, Great Barrier Reef corals, the dugong manatee and vast swaths of land. European colonists were dazzled by the Australian Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby’s pelt, hunting it to near extinction. Introduced predators like wild foxes and feral cats brought the species even closer to the brink, struggling to survive. Wildlife conservation efforts have long faced one major problem:...