Answer: Giant butterfly nets!
Ryan Lynch and Sebastian Kohn have been using an expensive fixed-wing drone, owned and operated by Pablo Melo and Diego Andrade of Drone And GIS, to map our Manduriacu Reserve in exquisite detail. I’ll show some of those results later as they are processed and assembled. Fixed-wing drones can travel much farther than electric helicopter-drones. But there are some practical difficulties to this work. How do you land one of these fragile multi-thousand-dollar things in a forest full of trees? This is the technique that Pablo and Diego and Sebastian and Ryan used. So far it has worked.
Thanks to Pablo Melo and Diego Andrade and their company, Drone And GIS, for their hard work to map this reserve.
More posts on the Manduriacu Reserve:
Lou Jost, Fundacion EcoMinga