It's not that half of all vertebrate species have gone extinct -- it's just the population counts that have dropped by 52 percent. Oh, phew.
Conservationists are taking a page from the U.S. government in the fight against poaching — they’re sending in the drones. Already in use in Indonesia and soon to be in the air in Nepal, the drones can monitor protected areas where endangered species are hanging out. If they see a poacher, they leap into action. […]