Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection is expanding on the use of drones to fight more effectively against environmental offenders.
The cameras on these drones make capturing environmental offences in real-time much easier as the video footage in high resolution of wrongdoings can serve as substantial evidence in court, the Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.
Moreover, the Ministry’s Green Police even has drones with specialised cameras to record videos at night using infrared or thermal vision.
For each operation, Green Police drone operators adjust the machines for specific conditions. For example, sea missions require drones that can fly in high winds, while in open fields, quiet drones with a long-distance lens can do a better job.
As the main enforcement and deterrence arm of the Ministry, the…