The New Zealand Department of Conservation (DoC) is considering the possibility of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to combat dangerous pests in the wilderness. Compared to helicopters, innovative gadgets are relatively inexpensive and emit 85% less carbon, which has a positive impact on the environment. Also, drones can fight dangerous pests in remote areas. New Zealand authorities are going to protect more than 2.4 million acres of land from pests.

“A New Zealand start-up called Environment & Conservation Technologies (ECT) received funding of $ 478,000 to develop an unmanned solution that can efficiently perform different tasks in a variety of weather conditions.