A new code of conduct to protect animals from drones

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A quick search online will reveal dozens of videos of drone and bird encounters. While it’s always impressive to see a bird of prey take down a pesky quadcopter, the disturbance could impact the animal in ways we don’t yet understand.

As the commercial drone industry kicks off and drones are increasingly used in conservation efforts, two Australian researchers have developed an animal-drone code of conduct to begin the conversation about how these machines should be ethically used.

Clearly, we can’t be trusted to do the right thing — as every drone versus goose and drone versus kangaroo encounter proves.  Read more…

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A new code of conduct to protect animals from drones
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