Nairobi, Kenya - The discovery was gruesome. A family of 12 dead elephants rotting in the midday heat of south-eastern Kenya, their faces hacked apart by poachers as they removed the animals' ivory tusks.
The massacre this month in Tsavo East National Park highlighted a surge in poaching in Africa that has pushed conservationists to embrace new technologies in an effort to save threatened elephants and rhinos.
Now, rangers plan to deploy remotely controlled drone aircrafts above three African parks this year.
Elsewhere, elephant collars fitted with iPhone-style technology are being developed to alert wardens when animals are hunted....