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Using drones to thwart elephant poachers

23 October 2013

An elephant with tusks

The drones were initially used to provide aerial footage and track poachers. However, they can also help by frightening the elephants and keeping them out of harm’s way.

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These two articles and video clips provide more information on the use of drones to stop poachers.

Discussion starters

  • Brief development: Use this and other examples to identify the need that was developed from a given context and issue. (level 4)
  • Characteristics of Technology: Use this and other examples to explain how critical evaluation, informed creativity, and boundary pushing impact on technological development and public views of Technology. (level 7) 

Keywords: elephants, poaching, drones, brief development, characteristics of technology

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