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Cheese branding to benefit from bear presence

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Working as a shepherd in the Pyrenees is a challenge since bears are around. Yannick Lamazou produces cheese up in the mountains in the National Park and found a good way of promoting bears and sheep at the same time.

Yannick Lamazou is the son of a shepherd who has ...

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Lamas as sheep herders

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Peppi and Marko Laine are sheep farmers from Salo, Finland. Over the past years the sightings of wolves has increased from only a few to almost a hundred. Last year two of their lambs were killed by wolves. Now they are testing if llamas would be suitable guardians for their shee...

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Biological fence to deter wolf

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Installation of a biological barrier (composed of urine and faeces from another pack of wolves than those identified on the territory) of 65 km on a territory where 3 packs of wolves live to protect a herd of 2,400 ewes impacted by predation, in Idaho in the United States.
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Ecotourism – Following wolves’ tracks on horses

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16 years ago Pedro and Ana decided to move to Castro Laboreiro where many of the wolves in Portugal live. They never regretted this move - today they have an ecotourism company and offer visitors a unique experience by riding horses through the ‘land of the wolves’.
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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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Social Mediation Initiative on the Coexistence between Iberian Wolf and extensive livestock farming

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A participatory nation-wide think-tank (Campo Grande Group) where people linked to several sectors related to the conflict are participating. The goal is to gather some agreements and negotiated propositions to address conflict and de-escalate the tension generated by this proble...

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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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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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CanOvis – Understanding interactions between wolves, livestock guarding dogs and livestock

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The ultimate objective of this program is to improve the "quality" of livestock guarding dogs (selection, education, behavior), to identify the parameters and situations that influence their effectiveness in protection (pastoral practices, equipment, use of space …) and thus he...

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