Thermal drones helped save 476 fawns in Switzerland

For the third time this spring, large-scale drones outfitted with thermal imaging sensors were utilized to rescue fawns in, Graubünden, Switzerland. In 2021, 140 more animals were saved than in the previous year.

Thermal drones helped save 476 fawns in Switzerland

According to the Office for Hunting and Fisheries, 24 drones were used for each mowing day in Graubünden, . From the end of May to the beginning of July, about 1300 missions were flown, and 476 fawns may have been spared from mowing. That is 140 more animals than the previous year, thanks to the help of 5 additional thermal drones.

Thermal Drones Helped Save 476 Fawns In Switzerland

Continuing the success of thermal drones to save fawns

The Office for Hunting and Fisheries stated that the high level of achievement reached thus far should be maintained in the coming year. This endeavor will necessitate the recruitment of even more pilots and assistants. As a result, more training sessions will be provided during the next spring. Anyone with a talent for drone piloting and a genuine desire to save the fawns may become a pilot. The training and further sessions were reportedly attended by 40 people this year.

Thermal Drones Helped Save 476 Fawns In Switzerland

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