I'm about to start a pilot project in Namibia using E-Shepherd Collars to hopefully prevent livestock losses from coursing predators such as African Wild Dogs.
An E-Shepherd Collar is a collar that is placed around the neck of a goat/sheep/calf (usually in a ratio of 1 collar to 10 animals in a herd) that has an accelerometer in it. When the animals are chased, the collar emits a high-frequency alarm that is intended to deter the predator.
I'd love to hear from anyone who is using this or a similar tool and can speak to their efficacy in different scenarios.
4 October 2017 4:53pm
There has been some discussion about e-shepard over in the 'Foxlights Predator Deterrent' discussion, including some members who I believe were looking into trialling it in Namibia as well. The participants in that thread might be able to answer some of your questions and no doubt would be interested to hear back about any results from your trials.