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It depends on how you define a startup. Do small, growing non-profits count? If so, then there are a number, such as http://www.spaceforgiants.org/

There's a number of ones on the periphery, one for example is Airware http://www.airware.com/ which is working on autopilot for drones, which you may say what does that have to do with wildlife/habitat conservation? Well they are partnered with Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya which is deploying a drone to monitor/deter poachers of rhinos.

In my view, a startup can be for or non-profit. The main thing to me is the driving motivation and the overall experience.

That's a great use of drones. Poaching poachers. :)

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