Poaching: A problem seeking a solution

A project log for Project ICARUS 3.0: Solar Anti-Poaching UAS

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tlankford01tlankford01 08/22/2014 at 03:201 Comment

I would like to take a moment to highlight the inspiration for my project. I wanted to focus this year on promoting drones as a tool for social and environmental good. Poaching is an issue that presented itself as the most urgent. We are at extreme risk of driving Rhino’s and Elephants into extinction in this decade. There are fewer than 5000 Black Rhino’s left in the wild. They are being poached at rate of over 1,000 per year. Elephants are losing their lives for their ivory at over 30,000 per year. It is a problem seeking an immediate solution. 

We hope that we can be part of that answer with our anti-poaching cloud swarm UAV system. Thank you for taking the time to look at our project and we will be posting everything needed so that others can get involved or so that you can build your own UAV to join in the cause of helping the environment and our fellow species. If you like and support our project please vote for it in the Hackaday Prize.


Jeremy Taylor wrote 07/17/2015 at 18:23 point

I am raising money for rhinos for my 40th birthday! Donate at

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