WASHINGTON — In recent years, there have been growing concerns about technology invading national parks, with drones and other noisy gadgets disrupting wilderness areas, wildlife habitats and other recreational areas, the Guardian reported.
While the boom in drones has increasingly spoiled the natural sound that the National Park Service (NPS) is charged with protecting, there has also been a rising number of reports of social media use leading hikers to snap inappropriate and dangerous selfies, threatening wildlife and the environment in the process, the publication explained.
“Being in nature, you should be focused on nature,” said Judy Rocchio, an NPS program coordinator, who works on preserving natural sounds. “Nature is very healing – leave the tech at home or put it away and turn it off.”
The full story is available at The Guardian.