Chase crop raiding primates using dogs
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
As guarding is extremely time-consuming to the farmer, in some regions, farmers may employ dogs to frighten and chase crop raiders from their farm. However, some species, like chimpanzees Pan troglodytes, may not feel threatened by dogs, or may lose their fear of dogs over time (McLennon & Hill 2012).
The use of langurs (Colobinae) to deter rhesus macaques Macaca mulatta is discussed under ‘Train langurs to deter rhesus macaques’.
Lonsdorf E.V., Ross S.R., Matsuzawa T. (2010) The Mind of the Chimpanzee: Ecological and Experimental Perspectives. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.