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Researchers: ‘Risk Map’ Helps Predict Wolf Attacks On Wisconsin Livestock

posted Sep 4, 2017, 9:30 PM by chloe owens

7/6/17, by Chuck Quirmbach, WPR

Researchers: ‘Risk Map’ Helps Predict Wolf Attacks On Wisconsin Livestock

Authors of an updated study of wolf threats to Wisconsin livestock say they have a proven way to lower the risk of animal deaths. University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have tested a map they put out six years ago that showed verified reports of where grey wolves attacked livestock in the state. The updated findings show that "risk map" predicted the geographic area of about 90 percent of subsequent attacks. Lead author and UW environmental studies professor Adrian Treves said the model works, and should lead to more non-lethal prevention…The maps and findings are published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

https://www.wpr.org/researchers-risk-map-helps-predict-wolf-attacks-wisconsin-livestock

 

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