Drones are emerging as valuable tools in conservation and research. Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) offer a way for scientists to observe their subjects in a manner that may be less costly but more efficient and precise than traditional approaches. They are especially useful in remote regions and offer imagery on demand, compared to satellite imagery which may need to be purchased or is sensitive to cloud cover. The use of drones can be used to monitor protected areas, species, and vegetation and provide safety in high risk areas.

This session welcomes submissions that showcase the innovative use of UAVs in conservation, demonstrate UAV types, sensors and software suited to conservation and discuss the regulations related to the use of UAV’s.