Strategically lay out the scent of a primate predator (e.g. leopard, lion)
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Predator scent, which is collected from animals in game farms, zoos and preserves and sold commercially, can be used to strategically lay out predator scent around agricultural fields in an attempt to deter primates from crop raiding. There is some evidence that these techniques can be effective against the more timid animals, but bolder crop raiders appear not to be put off (Sillero-Zubiri & Switzer 2001).
Sillero-Zubiri C. & Switzer D. (2001) Crop Raiding Primates: Searching for Alternative, Humane Ways to Resolve Conflict with Farmers in Africa. Report by the People and Wildlife Initiative. Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford University.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Primate Conservation
Primate Conservation - Published 2017