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Conservation DronesMapping and Monitoring Biodiversity$
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Serge A. Wich and Lian Pin Koh

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198787617

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198787617.001.0001

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Deciding to use a drone

Deciding to use a drone

(p.1) Chapter 1 Deciding to use a drone
Conservation Drones

Serge A. Wich

Lian Pin Koh

Oxford University Press

In this chapter a brief introduction is given on three main aspects that drones are used for: detecting animals; land-cover mapping; and anti-poaching. Then the chapter focuses on which considerations are important to take into account when deciding to start applying drones for conservation. The chapter starts by providing an overview of alternative aerial data collection technologies. Deciding which technology to use for data gathering is not always straightforward and will likely depend on multiple factors. An overview is given of some aspects that are important to consider when starting the process of thinking about data collection. Then a discussion follows about which equipment and infrastructural needs are important to consider when using drones and the chapter ends by discussing some general considerations related to the usage of drones for conservation.

Keywords:   drones, practical considerations, wildlife census, land-cover mapping, anti-poaching

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