How drones are saving rhinos and chocolate

Dronetech Environmental Conservation meetup

Conservation scientists and drone experts Mat Bjerregaard and Jax Metcalfe are to speak at Dronetech’s environmental meetup on 16 June as part of Big Green Week.

This informal networking event will provide opportunities to share ideas, showcase technological innovation and connect over common interests.

Attendees will hear first-hand how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being used to determine the sustainability of cacao in the Philippines and to intercept rhinoceros and elephant poachers in Africa.

In addition to these two inspiring talks, attendees can network with peers also working with drones / UAVs and in environmental, conservation and renewable industries.

“Drones have been in the news for a lot of the wrong reasons recently, but in the right hands, they can be put to much more positive use.”

Darren Hall, Executive Director of Big Green Week.

“From surveying solar farms to preventing poaching, it is fantastic that there are entrepreneurs and campaigners out there who see technology through a different lens.

I think this event is going to be one of my personal highlights of Big Green Week this year, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Rich Potts, Founder of Dronetech events, agrees.

“Commercial drones & UAVs are experiencing rapid growth. Sales are expected to reach $481million in 2016*.

“Industries such as agriculture, environment, renewables and conservation have seen huge advancements enabled through use of dronetech.

It’s exciting to share such inspiring examples of drone technology at our June event.”

The event, on 16 June 2016 from 6pm-8pm, is part of Big Green Week, Bristol’s Annual festival for sustainability, and will be held at Desklodge, one of Bristol’s largest and most vibrant co-working spaces.

Entry is free and drinks will be provided, however tickets are limited to just fifty spaces. More information on the Dronetech events website.




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