More affirmation from the field on using drones for conservation

February 23, 2015

Conservation Magazine released an article this week on a study by Elizabeth Vas, a researcher at Université de Montpellier, on the effects of drones on bird behavior. The study explored how birds reacted to different ways the drones maneuvered near them, taking into account the noise, direction, and appearance of the drones. It’s exciting to see scientists working on the very questions we’ve been wondering about for our own work on the use of drones for bird conservation in California. We’ll look forward to seeing more from Dr. Vas’s research, as she studies birds’ psychological responses to drones.

Read Conservation Magazine’s article here: http://conservationmagazine.org/2015/02/flying-high-the-ethics-of-monitoring-birds-with-drones/