Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

New technology and the pitfalls

Technology such as unmanned aerial vehicles and monitoring cameras have made a big difference to our knowledge on various aspects of nature. Two articles recently have highlighted that people are beginning to think about the need to really consider the impact of what the do on fauna and on those observing the activities of wildlife.

  1. a link to an article in the online publication The Conversation – A guide to using drones to study wildlife: first, do no harm
  2. a link to what happens when viewers don’t like the reality of what happens in nature from The Washington Post –People love watching nature on nest cams — until it gets grisly

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