Video: Using Drones to Protect Kenyaโ€™s Elephants

Itโ€™s no secret that the illegal poaching of elephants in Africa is having a dramatic impact on the population of those creatures in the wild. To help protect these incredibly smart and noble animals wildlife conservationists are increasingly turning to new technologies to combat the poachers. One of the more effective tools in this fight has been the use of drones, which allow park rangers and other staff to survey a larger area of land in a shorter period of time and quickly assess a situation. In this video, we get a look at some of those drones in action and learn how they are being used in the field.

Kraig Becker