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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

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Implementation Of Electric Fencing For Establishing Effective Livestock-protection Dogs

To be effective, livestock protection dogs (LPDs) must be carefully integrated with the livestock they will be protecting. Others have developed guidelines to assist producers in this training and assimilation process. In many areas fencing is necessary; however, guidelines for … read more

Adaptive use of Nonlethal Strategies for Minimizing Wolf–Sheep Conflict in Idaho

Worldwide, native predators are killed to protect livestock, an action that can undermine wildlife conservation efforts and create conflicts among stakeholders. An ongoing example is occurring in the western United States, where wolves (Canis lupus) were eradicated by the 1930s … read more

Effectiveness of a Simulated Pack to Manipulate Wolf Movements

Bioboundaries, also called biofences, are deterrents that attempt to exploit certain innate behaviors to exclude wildlife from target areas. We hypothesized that human-deployed scent marks and playbacks of foreign howls could simulate a territorial gray wolf (Canis lupus) pack impinging … read more

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