‘Rewilding’ Australia: not only do we need the outback, the outback needs us
Humans are the number 1 negative impact affecting the environment and the natural world.
We have the capacity and capability to also be the number 1 positive impact but as a species we have as yet failed to show that.
Elephants and baboons are possibly the next ones in the queue for their influence on the environment around them being the gardeners of Africa, changing the landscape, spreading seeds and creating/destroying habitats and feedfor different animals.
This article explains how we as humans are continuing the negative impact even as NGOs trying to do our bit to alleviate the pressure on local communities to turn to poaching or trying to uplift the levels of poverty.
Endangered Wildlife Trust statement on the Knysna fires – http://wp.me/p1haFO-yl
Earlier this week I gave a talk at a conference on drones spelling out our lessons learnt on using UAV’s for anti-poaching and security in the commercial environment.
Thankfully it was a well received talk and we got some good enquiries for future projects. It may have had something with us being one of few companies globally to have aviation authority BVLOS licences which means only we can the distances we fly!
Some of my talk covered parts of the study UDS did with CSIR which outlined the versatility of RPAS as a tool for conservation and counter poaching activities.
Donald Trump confirms US will quit Paris climate deal
Well written article by one of my favourite journalists Waleed Aly who has a truly insightful and intelligent point of view.
Together with the Lindbergh foundation our company forms Air Shepherd.
This article showcases our colleagues and talks about our successes and things to improve.
When we visited South America last year we were fortunate enough to spend time in the Amazon and see these wonderful bright blue morpho butterflies.
This article describes the science behind the sensational blue emitted from its wings due to the structure!
Love that Ikea is doing their part to encourage local crops and meeting places for communities.
We know bees have been endangered for some time now. Scientists are preparing for the worst but we humans must do all we can to let nature win.
Scientists create pollinating drones in the event of honey bee extinction – NEWS.com.au
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The Guardian and Al Jazeera both conducted investigations into wildlife trafficking and articles/videos exposing the top levels in the chain have been made public. Yet, still even now, nothing has happened to these people in power.
Please read this article, video and soundclip and let’s discuss what we can do to change this: