The use of drones and thermal imaging to help with the conservation and tracking of endangered wildlife.
This video shows Airborne Drones visiting the Semonggoh Wildlife Centre near Kuching in Malaysia to demonstrate the specialist applications of thermal imaging at night and high definition video feed for monitoring the endangered orangutan nests in the rainforest.
Using waypoint GPS navigation the drone is allowed to fly on its own to its destination and hover manually at "Points of Interest" which are all pre-planned and configured into the drone's autopilot software. Heat detection allows you to see equally well in highly lit and completely dark environments, combining this with HD feed provides an innovative platform for managing conservation of the endangered rainforest.
This combination of technology has revolutionised the forestry management's ability to effectively and economically monitor the health of its inhabitants.