Drones Drop Poison Bombs to Fight One Island’s Rat Invasion

On the Galapagos Island of Seymour Norte, conservationists scramble to destroy every last invasive rodent before the ecosystem descends into chaos.

Alicia-Marie Kodis’s insight:
This article describes how the Galapagos island of Seymour Norte had an issue of invasive rats. Six drones with rodenticide pellets were launched from a boat off the island and went on a predetermined bombing run in order to release the pellets. It also states that drones were used versus a helicopter because it has a higher precision but that for places that had larger infestations the drones would not be the most effective option to ratify the problem.

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