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Gun powder rags

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The inhabitants use rags that were used to clean the guns and which are imbued with the smell of gun powder. These rags are arranged on a fan, or else attached to the tail of the horses. According to them, wolves make the association between gun powder and shooting and therefore ...

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Foxlight – Flashing detterent light

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Initially developed to protect poultry from foxes, the use of flashing lights was then extended to various predators: in Nepal to limit depredation of snow leopard over livestock, in Africa against cheetah attacks or in France against wolves.

The device emits flashe...

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Water Point Protection

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Elephants break water tanks, and pipes, and sometimes houses to access water. The main aim is to protect the water storage facilities in rural villages , as the loss of water in a semi-arid desert puts many human lives at risk.

The government provides each village ...

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Framework of most effective practices in protecting human assets from predators

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We found out that the most effective interventions are electric fences, guarding animals, calving control and physical deterrents; the most effectively protected asset is livestock; and the most effective interventions are used to protect assets from cheetahs, Eurasian lynx, wolv...

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Habituation of carnivores to interventions

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We analyzed published data on the duration of the effectiveness of deterrents (chemical, acoustical, physical and mixed), electric fences, guarding animals, calving control, supplemental feeding, fences and herding against mammalian predators. We found that electric fences and ca...

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Effectiveness of livestock protection interventions against wolves

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We used the literature analysis to quantify the effectiveness of livestock protection interventions, compare it across interventions, and find the best interventions for wider applications. The most effective were fencing (electric fences, electrified fladry, night shelters), det...

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Use of protective collars to reduce cattle losses to leopards in Iran

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The collar is a wide leather belt reinforced with metal spikes and studs and having a lock with D-rings to prevent theft. It is fit on the neck very easily, like a regular belt, and fastened and locked on the nape.

We conducted a 14-month randomized controlled tes...

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Daphnis – Protection collar for sheep

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Project initiated in 2011, in the cantons of Vaud and Valais (Switzerland).

It is broken down into two parts:
- The design of the attack detection system;
- The composition of the repellent; alarm pheromones, the choice of the discriminating stimulus. Read

ProxyLoup – Alert and collaborative mapping tool

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This cartographic tool makes it possible to signal the presence of a predator to all those responsible for herds located in the vicinity.
Operation:
- The observer places a presence index on the map;
- He chooses the area to cover to launch the alert;
- Al...

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Insurance Scheme for devasted crops

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An insurance scheme has been created through partners (EU) support and also with the villagers subscribing to the insurance with 2500FCFA/per hectare/year (4$/hectare/year) to insured their fields. Then during the devastation, the policyholders notify the park managers in order t...

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