Monday, 23 March 2015

Crowdfunding Opportunity: Drones Stop Elephant and Rhino Poaching

When Elephants Weep
What a brilliant idea! I am often asked to post ads for businesses or individuals selling 'something your readers will be interested in'. I have refused. This is a great idea, by a non-profit–working overseas.

This is a terrific crowdfunding project: using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) or drones, to prevent poachers from killing animals. In my mind, I think of drones, which at their worst destroy the privacy of individuals, could cause air incidents, or are part of a killing machine. This project makes good use of these drones, to hunt down poachers and prevent the killing of innocent animals, for trinkets.

I am reading a book, When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals, and this initiative hits home. We know that elephants grieve.
Mobile command
all photos used with ©permission

Throughout Africa, over 100,000 elephants were killed between 2010 and the end of 2012 – 40,000 in 2013 alone.  They estimate that they will be extinct in 10 years.

You can view the 8:20 minute Air Shepherd PSA:

Air Shepherd aims to raise $500,000 via their crowdfunding page to fully implement the program for one year at Kruger National Park with expansion planned over the next year to seven additional African countries.
amazing technology 
Amazing UAVs!
Fascinating technology!



William Kendall said...

That is a good idea!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Brill!!! Had seen something about this on a BBC nature show recently, as in the use of drones...don't recall any mention of Lindbergh Fdn... but then I was only half there and half in the kitchen, to be fair! Thanks for filling the gaps... YAM xx

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is a great idea, I have read about it before too. We need something like this to save the rhinos and elephants