Metepec, Mexico, Jun. 2 (Notimex) .- The government of the State of Mexico reported that in order to monitor natural areas, the Forest Protection of the entity (Probosque, for its acronym in Spanish) purchased 10 drones used as a monitoring t

The aim is to have a wider scope in monitoring reforested areas and get a broader picture to combat illegal logging.

These devices are equipped with a 12.4-megapixel camera; they can reach a maximum height of 600 meters and a maximum distance of five kilometers, which allows a better approach in difficult areas.

The drones are used to prevent and combat illegal logging, monitor forest industry; the detection of affected areas by land uses changes and quantification of fire-damaged surfaces.

The videos and aerial photographs obtained are part of the reforestation programs, commercial plantations and forest usability.