University Of Bremen: The “Intelligent Fence” Against The Wolf


Animal breeding and keeping are essential pillars of German agriculture. With the resettlement and spread of the wolf, however, a conflict of objectives with nature conservation comes to the fore: On the one hand, grazing is desired by society, because it offers advantages for animal welfare compared to mere stables, serves to care for nature reserves and enables flood protection with dykes . However, with several thousand cracks per year in sheep, goats, calves, ponies and foals, wolves pose an increasing threat to grazing animals and a psychological burden for their owners.
A “wolf-proof” fence that meets the ecological and economic requirements of agriculture, animal owners and society does not yet exist.

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