Drones Donated to Monitor Wildlife

Drones Donated to Monitor Wildlife

Chimpanzee Flying Drone

Lumberton NJ | Oct 01 2019

Influential Drones, a New Jersey drone business, has successfully facilitated and delivered three Autel Robotics EVO Rugged drones with car chargers to the Rare Species Fund. The Rare Species Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of endangered wildlife and their habitats. “Autel Robotics is a very responsive sUAS manufacturer, that understands the needs of drone operators globally,” said Dave Krause, co-owner of Influential Drones. “Their drone controller has an integrated LCD screen and the drone itself does not require mandatory updates. Autel graciously donated the equipment given feedback that their product exceeded the requirements of the Rare Species Fund.” Krause hand delivered the drones in person to Dr Robert Johnson, chief operating officer of the Rare Species Fund, on a follow up site visit mid-September.

With the goal for African wildlife rangers to effectively monitor protected national parks and wildlife areas, Dr. Johnson’s next journey involves traveling with the drones to Africa. Dr. Johnson states, “Drones are an invaluable resource for spotting illegal activity taking place within national parks. In mountainous areas, the EVO will allow rangers to take a preliminary glance of an area and will allow rangers to determine where best to focus their attention. Climbing to the top of a mountain may take rangers hours, where the EVO can accomplish the same task in just minutes. Having a photographic or video record of illegal activities allows authorities to successfully prosecute wildlife poachers.”



About Influential Drones, is a NJ-based aviation company that operates out of an airport, providing all-inclusive services globally. Offerings include aerial services, training, equipment sales and aviation outreach support. Influential Drones primarily offers manned and unmanned aircraft instruction to public safety groups and private corporations having a need for a safe flight program within their organization. The business has federal airspace waivers to fly unmanned drones at night 107.29 and over people 107.39. The company is the only drone company named by the FAA as an “Industry Member” of their FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team) on a national level. For more information, please visit: www.influentialdrones.com or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/influentialdronesllc/

Autel Robotics USA, is an emerging technology company based in Bothell, Washington. Specializing in the development & sale of aerial photography devices, such as drones. The company’s selection of quadcopters and flying/remote control GoPro camera systems provide superior aerial imaging, filming and photography solutions to users with a multitude of application needs. Autel Robotics is dedicated to providing users with the best possible experience, they maintain an operational customer call center seven days-a-week Autel product support. For more information, please visit: www.auteldrones.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/autelrobotics/

Rare Species Fund, is a non-profit organization headquartered in South Carolina. Established to provide funding to critical on the ground international wildlife conservation programs. The organization consists of 25 advocates, scientists and conservationists that live with and care for wildlife. The Fund receives it financing base through a percentage of revenues taken in by T.I.G.E.R.S, the generosity of donations from exhibit guests, and the general public. For more information, please visit: www.rarespecies.org or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/RareSpeciesFund/

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Aviators Hot Line Magazine: Vol 41 #10 | October 2019 | Pg 23
Rare Species Fund


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