Drone project to aid protection of Māui dolphin

The Government is backing a new project to use drone technology to transform their understanding and protection of the Māui dolphin.   

“The project is just one part of the Government’s plan to save the Māui dolphin. We are committed to protecting this treasure,” Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker said. 

The drone project is working with MAUI63, a non-profit organisation developing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of finding and tracking Māui dolphins using artificial intelligence.

For further information, please see the Beehive website for the Minister's announcement.