Effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for population estimates of Amazon river dolphins
Marcelo Oliveira Costa, Miriam Marmontel, Daiane Soares Xavier da Rosa, Andre Coelho, Serge Wich, Federico Mosquera-Guerra, Fernando Trujillo
International Whaling Commission
This paper point out that the use of UAVs can improve population estimates of Amazon river dolphin species that are traditionally carried out through visual surveys. The use of UAVs could provide a less expensive method, be more accurate and record more dolphin groups and individuals than visual surveys.