AUVSI Webinar – Hunting the Hunters: Unmanned Aircraft take on Poachers in Africa

AUVSI Webinar – Hunting the Hunters: Unmanned Aircraft take on Poachers in Africa

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), at the present rates of extinction, as many as 20 percent of the world's 7-15 million species could be gone in the next 30 years. One of these species, the Black Rhinoceros whose numbers once totaled more than 100,000 in Africa, has been decimated to fewer than 3,000 today due to poaching. African elephants and other species have been similarly affected. With poaching at an all-time high, scientists, conservationists and researchers are turning to unmanned aircraft to help keep an eye out for threats to the world’s most endangered animals. During this session you will hear from experts discussing how unmanned aircraft are helping to win the war against poaching.  

Speakers: Dr. Thomas Snitch, senior professor, University of Maryland's, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), Dr. Nir Tenenbaum, founder and executive director, Wildeas


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