Poaching, or the illegal hunting of wildlife, is a serious issue at South Africa’s game parks. While the park system has historically deployed armed rangers to combat this crime, park services and conservation agencies have recently used a variety of flight-based tools—-unmanned aerial vehicles and observation aircraft:
Do you think the use of drones to combat poaching is effective? Should it be used more? Are there better methods to combat illegal hunting?
On May 25 at 11:00AM, the simulators in the Aviation Learning Center will be loaded with observation planes or drones for you to test out to determine their effectiveness in wildlife conservation.