Performance evaluation of a prototype for the defense against wolf attacks on livestock animals

Authors

  • Riccardo Primi Universit√† degli Studi della Tuscia
  • Paolo Viola
  • Pedro Girotti
  • Pier Paolo Danieli
  • Bruno Ronchi
  • Raffaello Spina

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21014/actaimeko.v13i1.1650

Keywords:

prototype effectiveness, livestock protection, wolf attacks, coexistence strategies, predator-livestock conflicts

Abstract

This study seeks to evaluate a prototype's effectiveness in safeguarding livestock against wolf attacks. With an increasing imperative to protect livestock from predation, the prototype's performance was systematically examined under diverse conditions. The study primarily aimed at assessing the prototype's ability to detect wolf attacks by analyzing noise variations inherent to predator assaults. Simultaneously, the prototype aimed to mitigate livestock casualties and foster coexistence between wolves and livestock. A series of controlled experiments were meticulously carried out, replicating real-world wolf encounter scenarios. The findings yield valuable insights into the prototype's practical utility and its potential to mitigate conflicts between predator populations and livestock farming. Overall, this research contributes to advancing innovative strategies for sustainable cohabitation between wildlife and agriculture.

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Published

2024-03-26

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Research Papers