Data from: Terrestrial mammalian wildlife responses to Unmanned Aerial Systems approaches

Emily Bennitt, Hattie L.A. Bartlam-Brooks, Tatjana Y. Hubel & Alan M. Wilson
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are increasingly being used recreationally, commercially and for wildlife research, but very few studies have quantified terrestrial mammalian reactions to UAS approaches. We used two Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) UAS to approach seven herbivore species in the Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana, after securing the relevant permissions. We recorded responses to 103 vertical and 120 horizontal approaches, the latter from three altitudes above ground level (AGL). We ran mixed logistic regressions...
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