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Banger Pen

 · Shared by : Marine Delesalle
 · Last update : 2 October 2019
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Leader name
National natural Reserve
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Entity type
Governmental organization
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Launching Date
15 June 2013
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Assessment initiative
Not assessed
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Initiative Type
Acoustic deterrents and repellents
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Wildlife species
Wolf
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Issues
Livestock
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Intervention area
France

BACKGROUND

Wolf attacks on two large Alpine pastures within the Vercors Highlands Nature Reserve.
Flat and forest land.
In the protected zone, shots are not allowed, the firecracker pen has been authorized on an experimental basis. DDT has therefore made this tool available to try to scare the wolf.
Area of presence of a pack of wolf - about 20 attacks a year.
Herds from 1300 to 2300 heads (sheep) on summer pastures from 1500 to 2000ha

DESCRIPTION

2 firecrackers are available for each pastoral unit. Use over a period of 15 days renewable.
Number of cartridges limited
The firecracker pen has been used at least twice. The tool was used when the shepherd noticed a panic of the herd following the supposed presence of a predator.

PRINCIPLE

The pen is manually operated using a mechanism that allows the release of a cartridge, generating noise for the purpose of scaring the predator.

CONDITIONS OF SUCCESS

Conditions of use well framed to avoid inadvertent use of the tool and thus limit the habituation of the predator
Human presence


Advantages

  • - Easy to use
  • - Lightweight and easy to carry

Disadvantages

  • - Mandatory human presence to activate the mechanism
  • - Possible habituation of the predator to the tool
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Implementation, use
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USE & MAINTENANCE

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STEPS OF USE

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EQUIPMENTS

  • - Cartridges
  • - Battery
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