Inspirational ideas: Mobile technology to prevent wolf attacks
A growing wolf population is increasingly causing problems for Spanish extensive livestock farmers. Operational Group GELOB has developed and tested a technological solution that can help monitor grazing animals and keep them safe from attacks.
Wolf attacks cause millions of euros worth of damage to Spanish livestock every year. Especially in remote mountain areas, extensive livestock farmers need solutions to keep their grazing animals safe. Operational Group GELOB has worked with the Union of Small Farmers and Cattle Ranchers (UPA), the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, tech company Digitanimal and other experts to develop a neck collar that lets farmers monitor their animals, and an additional prototype that helps detect and prevent wolf attacks.