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Old 03-13-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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TEN YEARS AND NO ELEPHANTS OR RHINOS?????? I certainly hope this is a gross exaggeration. In any event if drones can help then they are onto something very valuable.

When these drones zoom in over elephants and rhinos, they stop horrible things from happening.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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TEN YEARS AND NO ELEPHANTS OR RHINOS?????? I certainly hope this is a gross exaggeration. In any event if drones can help then they are onto something very valuable.
The beginning of the video is hard to watch. But, if drones will prevent this sickening practice then
full speed ahead. Also, we have to do something about the countries and people demanding these
horns and tusks. No demand = saving and preserving these two species.

For Elephants And Rhinos, Poaching Trends Point In Wrong Direction : Parallels : NPR
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Duluth, MN
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The beginning of the video is hard to watch. But, if drones will prevent this sickening practice then
full speed ahead. Also, we have to do something about the countries and people demanding these
horns and tusks. No demand = saving and preserving these two species.

For Elephants And Rhinos, Poaching Trends Point In Wrong Direction : Parallels : NPR
I agree, and I think that's the bigger problem.

Regardless what the "rest of us" (in the world) try to do to save certain species, we're always going to be dealing with a two-pronged issue: 1) the demand for wildlife products, and 2) the value of those products to a usually-impoverished local populace.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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TEN YEARS AND NO ELEPHANTS OR RHINOS?????? I certainly hope this is a gross exaggeration. In any event if drones can help then they are onto something very valuable.

When these drones zoom in over elephants and rhinos, they stop horrible things from happening.
I saw a very good documentary about anti poaching efforts in Africa. They interviewed a "patrol" that covered a certain area. They were tribesmen, knew the bush. Armed and equipped with more effective things than bows and spears, though.they still carried those. They had a niche. This was back in the early 90s.

These hjys were serious. They made up the rules to fit any given scenario. That usually meant killing poachers. The interviewed asked one, very large and formidable fellow, how he liked his job. Large grin, huy says "like very much". Further pressed, about just what part he liked best..answer.deep laugh, " I like best, kill poacher". Yea...drones are cool...but boots on the ground like these guys...well, ...ya know.
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:34 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Glad to hear there's a positive use for drones.
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