Use scarecrows to deter crop damage by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Scarecrows are generally life-sized models of people that come in various designs, including static scarecrows and those that move, or inflate at intervals, to increase their impact. They are placed in crop fields, usually to deter visits by birds, but they could also be used to deter mammalian crop-raiders. If successful, this could reduce incentives for carrying out lethal control of such mammals.