DroneXL.co
Volunteer drone pilots have helped save hundreds of young deer in Europe, but many more could be saved if more drones with thermal cameras would be used.

Volunteer drone pilots save hundreds of young deer

Volunteer drone pilots have helped save hundreds of young deer in Europe, but many more could be saved if more drones with thermal cameras would be used.

Volunteer drone pilots save hundreds of young deer

Volunteer drone pilots use their unmanned aircraft outfitted with thermal cameras to help save the lives of hundreds of young deer, or fawns, in a number of European countries, such as Switzerland and Norway.

the young deer are left behind by their mothers in tall grass, a perfect hiding spot, as they haven’t developed their flight response yet. However, with the start of the mowing season, the lives of these young animals are in grave danger.

In Germany alone, it is estimated that over 100,000 young deer die every year from large agricultural mowers that cut their way through meadows and tall grass.

With the help of drones with thermal cameras large areas and meadows can quickly be screened for any young deer that might be hiding. It takes less than five minutes to scan over two acres of grassland by drone.

These drone flights are best done early in the morning when the temperature difference it that greatest between the fawn and the surrounding area.

According to Pledge Times, drones helped to rescue 40 fawns in Bavaria within three days. And in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden over 60 young deer were saved within one week.

 

Flying drones as a career?

If you want to turn your hobby into your career, practice how to fly your drone safely, and learn what it takes to get your Part 107, be sure to check out the excellent training modules from The Drone U.

DroneU Marketing Banner Ad 1

Stay in touch!

If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors, and reviews, then follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or…

Subscribe to our Daily Drone News email.*


 

Submit tips If you have information or tips that you would like to share with us, feel free to submit them hereSupport DroneXL.co: You can support DroneXL.co by using these links when you make your next drone purchase: Adorama, Amazon, B&H, BestBuy, eBay, DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec. We make a small commission when you do so at no additional expense to you. Thank you for helping DroneXL grow! FTC: DroneXL.co uses affiliate links that generate income.


* We do not sell, share, rent out or spam your email, ever. Our email goes out on weekdays around 5:30 p.m.

Source: Ueli Nef, Appenzell Innerrhoden Hunting Administration

Haye Kesteloo

Add comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.