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June 15, 2015 AT 3:00 am

Drones Patrolling Peruvian Rainforest Conservation Area #drone #droneday

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From NPR:

A couple of toy planes are out to catch illegal loggers and miners in the Amazon.

It’s an awesome responsibility.

Every year, illegal logging and mining in the Peruvian Amazon destroy tens of thousands of acres of rain forest. The deforestation in remote parts of the jungle is difficult to detect while it’s going on.

But now there’s a new way to keep an eye out: with a pair of drones. Carlos Castaneda, the coordinator of the Amazon Basin Conservation Association’s Los Amigos conservancy concession, plans to use the small remote control planes to monitor the private Los Amigos conservation area in the Madre de Dios region of Peru.

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