New System Stopping Wild Dogs in their Tracks
A new alert system is being developed in NSW to help protect livestock from wild dogs, by sending real-time messages directly to farmers and land managers.
The Wild Dog Alert System is the product of combined efforts from industry, farmers, scientists and government, and uses in-built camera recognition software and satellite communication to automate wild dog detection before sending an alert to the user.
Paul Meek is NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Invasive Species Officer, and spoke to Flow FM's Country Viewpoint for more information.
The early warning technology could also have the ability to be used for detection of other wild animals and pests in the future, and researchers aim to have a working prototype Wild Dog Alert System by June 2019.
Check out Flow FM's continuing coverage of the wild dog issue across our regions here.