Drones could save endangered species

05/08/16

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The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is launching an operation to save the endangered black footed ferret, which plans to drop vaccine covered M&Ms carried by drones. A series of forest plagues have been devastating the ferret population for over forty years. Traditional methods of distributing the vaccine proved ineffective, but drones cover a larger area and reach remote locations much faster than through ground movement.

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