Anti-Poaching Adds Technology to Arsenal

Poaching of protected wildlife has reached an epidemic level and created a crisis for some African species. Rhinos and elephants are especially targeted for their horns and ivory in illegal markets overseas. Last year, a total 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone. Poaching syndicates are becoming more organized and well equipped. Technology may …

Issue of the Week: Drones

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that can be used as a low-cost surveillance alternative to planes and helicopters. Some drone systems now cost as little as $1000 and are becoming widely available to the public. In the past, drones were associated with military intelligence and warfare. However, as technology advances and becomes less expensive, drones …