UAS and Wildlife

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have advantages for both researchers and wildlife. The danger to researchers related to monitoring wildlife can be eliminated through the use of UAS by allowing researchers and land managers to remotely collect critical and time-sensitive data . UAS monitoring is also significantly less invasive and can virtually eliminate the impacts and disturbances to wildlife. In addition, UAS can be used to monitor remote populations, count individuals, detect invasive species, and are capable of covering huge tracts of land thoroughly and inexpensively.