Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Woolpert Augments Fleet with 2nd King Air 300, Globally Expands Aerial Acquisition Capabilities
The AWR-certified turboprop aircraft increases the firm’s ability to...
Release of the 2021 Atlas of Canada World Map
For over a century, the Atlas of Canada has...
DATAMARK Announces Introduction of CloudAssign, a Cloud-Native Application That Improves Addressing Processes for Local Governments
ANTA ANA, Calif. - DATAMARK, the public safety geographic...
Parsons Leverages Advanced Drone Technology to Improve Department of Labor Facility Management
CENTREVILLE, Va.- Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) announced today that...
US Geological Survey Selects NV5 for $6 Million in Geospatial Services
HOLLYWOOD, Fla.- NV5 Global, Inc. (the “Company” or “NV5”)...
To raise awareness of Peru’s growing waste problem, a multi-agency collaboration is attaching sensors and cameras to vultures, recording their waste-tracking habits.

To raise awareness of Peru’s growing waste problem, a multi-agency collaboration is attaching sensors and cameras to vultures, recording their waste-tracking habits.

To raise awareness of Peru’s growing waste problem, a multi-agency collaboration is attaching sensors and cameras to vultures, recording their waste-tracking habits.

A new program in Lima, Peru, is utilizing vultures’ reputation as “nature’s garbage disposers” to raise awareness for the city’s massive waste problem and promote the importance of recycling. With a population of 8.4 million people, Lima is estimated to take less than half of its garbage to official dump sites as large amounts of trash pile on the streets.

The U.S. Agency for International Development and Peru’s Ministry of Environment introduced Gallinazo Avisa, Vultures Warn, a program in which officials outfitted 10 los gallinazos (vultures) with lightweight GPS trackers and GoPro cameras. The vultures then provide intelligence on the city’s most heavily polluted areas. Humans also can help in the project by reporting trash piles via the website.

Comments are closed.