Drone-Mounted Species Recognition System

Project Name: Drone-Mounted Species Recognition System
Aim: Trialling drone mounted GPS recognitions system to locate and visually record feral animal species that contribute negatively to total grazing pressure 
Project Duration: October 2022 - July 2023
Funding body: This project is funded by the Australian Government’s Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program, with support from the Grower Group Alliance and the South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub.

Executive Summary:

This project will develop a drone mounted species recognition system to enable us to locate and visually record feral animal species that contribute negatively to total grazing pressure.

Total grazing pressure is the ratio of the demand for pasture and the supply of pasture available. Demand can come from livestock as well as native or feral animals.

GPS positioning of feral animals will allow economic removal in the short term by pastoralists or biosecurity groups and long term monitoring will provide a data base of feral animal movements and their interactions with other livestock and their environment.

This project is due for completion mid 2023.

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