A wildlife reserve surrounded by traditional farms, where nothing but sheep or cattle are welcome, has to apply some really good wildlife management skills to keep the animal population and vegetation within the reserve healthy and sustainable. To do this, good estimation of food availability is necessary.
This has been the purpose of Drone Adventures visit this spring, respectively fall in the southern hemisphere. After some very much needed big rains in the summer, the grasses, trees, and bushes converted the previously deserted sandy lands into a green blooming landscape.
The entire reserve was mapped again and WIL (Wild Intelligence Lab) is now running AI algorithms to quantify the different types of plants, which are the food sources of all the animals in the reserve. We look forward to seeing the results of their and our efforts in improving this food estimation program.