Use pheromones to deter predation of livestock by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Pheromones are chemical substances released into the environment by an animal that can affect the behaviour or physiology of other animals of the same species. If pheromones can be synthesised that deter wild mammalian predators from approaching and predating livestock, this could reduce the motivation among farmers for carrying out lethal control of such predators.