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A Livestock Guardian Dog by Any Other Name: Similar Response to Wolves Across Livestock Guardian Dog Breeds

Nonlethal tools for reducing livestock depredations, such as livestock guardian dogs (LGDs; Canis familiaris), reduce lethal management of livestock predators and have been widely adopted by domestic sheep (Ovis aries) producers in the United States. However, compared with their success … read more

Carnivore Conservation Needs Evidence-Based Livestock Protection

Carnivore predation on livestock often leads people to retaliate. Persecution by humans has contributed strongly to global endangerment of carnivores. Preventing livestock losses would help to achieve three goals common to many human societies: preserve nature, protect animal welfare, and … read more

Nonlethal Methods to Prevent Conflicts Between Livestock and Wolves

While livestock losses from wolf predation are relatively low in Minnesota, reducing wolf-livestock conflicts is critical to helping Minnesota’s farmers, wolves, and communities co-exist and thrive.

Dogs can Ranchers and Predators Co-Exist?

Watch this video and learn how it works! Ranchers who struggle to coexist with large  predators are finding new hope in old dog breeds.

Canine Efficiency

National Wolfwatcher Coalition Board Member, Kriszta Fecske, interviewed Ray Dorgelo, Initiator and Owner of Canine Efficiency. Ray lives in the Romanian Carpathian Mountain region Transylvania with his wife, Jenny. With Canine Efficiency, he works on effective, non lethal conflict prevention … read more

Cattle Mortality on a Predator-Friendly Station in Central Australia

Large predators are declining worldwide primarily due to hunting and persecution by humans, driven in large part by the livestock industry. Some ranchers are transitioning to “predator-friendly” farming by adopting nonlethal predator deterrents. On very large rangeland properties, such as … read more

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