Action: Chase primates using dogs
- We found no evidence for the effects of using dogs to chase crop raiding primates away on primate populations.
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.