This information can be crucial in helping conservationist predict future animal behavior. The caribou is a perfect example of a large-scale migratory species as they can travel up to 80 km (50 m) in a single day.
Precision wildlife monitoring means having the ability to observe animal features and behavior in the wild with pinpoint accuracy.
This is being done in Kenya and Australia which is allowing conservationists to be able to better study animal behavior as well as spot sick or injured animals within reserves so that they can receive adequate medical help.
Alaska could also employ precision drones to help keep an eye on the state's beautiful wildlife including its endangered species.
Drones can prove to be extremely useful in this regard because one individual drone can scout thousands of acres of land within a matter of minutes.
Conservationists in Alaska are often required to provide accurate data regarding questions such as how many species of wolves are there in the state? how many bison has died from hunting? or how many birds migrated from the region?
It is often difficult for conservationists to answer these question due to problems like weather impairments, large terrain as well as safety concerns like the treacherous terrain mountain goats reside in.
Drones, on the other hand, can withstand tough weather like winds of up to 70kp/h and they also have the advantage of being able to study animals in high terrain without the need of a controller endangering his life.
Alaska is home to over 430 species of birds as well as the highest number of bald eagles of any state. A lot of these birds depend on hunting fish like salmon which are can be found in rivers and lakes.
Marine life in Alaska which is so crucial to the ecosystem is starting to come under threat from corporations and individuals looking to dump toxic waste so as to save money.
Non-profit wildlife conservation organizations often have to raise funds to fund their conservation efforts usually through donations. A good way to get people to chip in is by showing them the beauty and majesty of untamed animals in their natural habitats.
The problem is that it can be difficult to get photos or videos without going out into the wild. A cheap and effective way for conservation organizations to acquire High-quality images and videos is by using camera drones that can easily fly over herds of bison or moose to get inspiring content.
Drones equipped with thermographic cameras can be able to detect animal body temperature which can be especially helpful in identifying if animals are sick. Malignant catarrhal fever MCF is an example of an infectious disease that affects bison in Alaska.
Bison infected with MCF develop high fevers which can be fatal if not identified as soon as possible so that the infection can be stopped from spreading any further to another uninfected bison.
Drones can give conservationists and firefighters with accurate real-time information regarding the point of origin of fires as well as the general direction they are headed so that they can be in a good position to combat the fires and save as many animals as possible.