Debra Saunders

CEO & Chief Remote Pilot, Wildlife Drones Pty Ltd

About Debra Saunders

For over 20 years, Dr Debbie Saunders has worked as a wildlife biologist, specialising in threatened species conservation management and worked with diverse teams of talented people to develop the world’s most advanced drone radio-telemetry solution – resulting in the establishment of Wildlife Drones. 

As a passionate founder, CEO and Chief Remote Pilot of this award-winning deep tech company, Dr Saunders gets to empower wildlife biologists and land managers to achieve greater insights and conservation impact all around the world by cost-effectively collecting more data, more often with less effort.

How can Wildlife Drones help you? 
- Track up to 40 animals simultaneously and in real-time
- Survey difficult terrains like rugged mountains and swamp areas easily
- Save time, effort and money so you can focus on what really matters
- Collect more data, more often with less effort

She has received an ACT Innovation Award as well as an ACT Government Innovation Connect grant for her creative business solutions for challenging research problems.

Debbie believes that drones are a highly valuable and flexible tool that provide unprecedented opportunities for new insights into the world’s most complex and fascinating natural ecosystems.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Private-sector company or business

Areas of expertise

Species Management Research Project/programme management Monitoring and evaluation

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Nov 25, 2021

It sounds like an excellent opportunity for everyone invovled! A great initiative! Well done Carolyn!