Wildlife
Surveys

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Gather Accurate Data Safely

Drones and AI technology are advancing and evolving wildlife surveys. Tracking species through collaring can be dangerous and may be invasive and disruptive to the animal. Gathering data via drone is more efficient and safe for both animals and researchers. Utilizing our drones, biologists can collect the information they need through specialized sensing technology, including LiDAR, RGB, corona, hyperspectral, and thermal sensors. We recognize the importance of drones for environmental monitoring to track the health and population growth of indicator species and monitoring the overall health of habitats and ecosystems.

Wildlife Survey

An Essential Aspect Of Your Project

Species
Perpetuation

Vegetation
Clearing

Infrastructure Construction

Environmental
Research

Wildlife
Conservation

Benefits of Aerial
Wildlife Surveys

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Track Populations of Endangered Species

Monitoring the population of indicator species and other species of interest allows researchers to establish a population's distribution and size. Change detection analysis helps with identifying the existence of and/or reasons for population declines over time. Data collected through wildlife surveys may provide powerful insights for ways to decrease or stabilize mortality rates. Key metrics include size, sex, and behaviour.

Drone for Environmental Monitoring

Monitor Wildlife For Species Behaviour

Biologists and conservationists often spend several years studying the characteristics of animals for scientific purposes. Utilizing a drone for wildlife surveys can provide insights into migratory patterns, breeding cycles, and other habits more efficiently and safely. Drones can access more remote locations, doing so with a low noise footprint and minimal disruption. Collected data can be used for teaching and research.

Drone for Environmental Monitoring

Locate and Track Wildlife With GPS

UAV drones help biologists track the GPS location of wildlife populations accurately and systematically. With the ability to survey large spaces, drones are useful for keeping track of indicator species and target populations. Scientists can use the data to determine the impact infrastructure development would have in a certain area and identify solutions for population control and species perpetuation.

Real Challenges.
Real Solutions.

SITUATION

A team of biologists is tasked with finding bear caves in a section of forest on foot. The survey is to determine the need for relocation based on encroaching developments and human safety concerns.

CHALLENGE

While the survey itself is meant to ensure civilian safety, it puts biologists and researchers at risk. The team must trek on foot through rugged terrain and in potentially dangerous proximity to various wildlife to complete the study.
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SOLUTION

Biologists and researchers can come to FulcrumAir for more safe, sustainable, and efficient solutions than on-foot treks and tracking. Drones equipped with state-of-the-art devices, including thermal sensors, digital cameras, and other high-quality sensor technology, can survey large expanses of forests in a fraction of the time it would take by foot. Our technology can detect the thermal signatures of bear nests and caves, and roaming animals, pinpointing precise GPS locations for each to be reviewed and analyzed by the team. In addition to being faster and safer to use, drones also leave less of an environmental impact.

How We Perform Wildlife Surveys

Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is widely used for ecological research and wildlife surveys to take measurements of certain animals. Photogrammetric orthophotos can also be useful for acquiring data for wildlife population assessments and population planning.
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Thermal

Thermal

Thermal sensors are the primary tools used for wildlife surveys. Thermal mapping is safe and non-intrusive, unlike other methods such as radio collars. Thermal photos are used to determine species type, location, and population size.
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E2500 series

E2500 series

The E2500 series drone is our proprietary mapping drone. Equipped with thermal sensing technology and other specialty sensors, including RGB, corona, and hyperspectral, the E2500 is ideal for surveying grasslands, forested areas, cliffs, slopes, valleys, and more.
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