Maui Protection Drone Project in New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveils drone plan to save Māui dolphin

In the project #MĀUI63, the #drone and the #AI technology are essential tools in bringing Māui dolphins back from the brink of extinction.The #JOUAV CW-25 #drone could provide unparalleled access to information about Māui dolphins, at a fraction of the cost of other data collection methods.

Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker said "This technology has the potential to compile detailed data on the habitats, population size and distribution and behaviour of the dolphins, along with many other types of marine species such as other dolphins, seabirds, and whales."

"By advancing our understanding of how Māui dolphins behave during the day and throughout the year this project will help us ensure the measures our Government has already put in place to protect our Māui dolphins are robust and appropriate."