In order to scale up reforestation, Mauricio Ruiz and his organization ITPA have partnered with the drone fleet at MORFO. Using satellite imaging to select their test sites, the partnership is able to plant 58 species of seeds packed in small capsules of nutrients — and on past drone projects, 80% of seeds are planted successfully.

Each drone can plant up to 50 hectares of forest per day, which is 50 times faster than planting by hand.