Action: Play spoken-word radio programmes to deter predators
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- We found no published evidence for the effects of playing the radio on predation rates.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
An anecdotal account from Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorset, UK, claimed that playing spoken-word radio programmes deterred red foxes Vulpes vulpes from attacking mute swans Cygnus olor.