The CCB team discussed several deterrent options with the farmers, which could be used to help repel lions from their livestock. Our field teams are working on a proposal that might include testing novel scent deterrent devices in the area to see if this helps keep lions from their prize-winning cattle. We will keep you updated on the progress of these plans and any carnivore problems in the area. However, we are incredibly impressed by the farmers’ willingness to experiment with non-lethal approaches to promote the coexistence of farmers and carnivores. We hope that we can provide them with additional non-lethal measures which they can use to minimize their livestock loss to carnivores.
Other farmers and community members can learn more about the dangers different carnivores pose to their livestock, ways of telling which carnivore you are dealing with, and preventative measures to take through using our resources (available on the Resource page of our website, and in print at our various offices.)