International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Wildlife Management | Greece | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

Wild Boar Responses to Red-White Tape: A Field Study

Christos Taklis

Abstract: Wild boar (Sus scrofa) is a globally-distributed species with significant impacts on both natural ecosystems and human activities. Traditional methods for excluding wild boar, such as electric fencing, can be expensive and may have limited efficacy. In recent years, red-white tape has emerged as a potential low-cost and easy-to-install alternative for wild boar management. However, little is known about the effectiveness of this method in deterring wild boar from entering specific areas. We conducted a field study to evaluate the responses of wild boar to red-white tape in a natural area on South Pelion, in Greece. Our results showed that in the presence of red-white tape, wild boars did not cross the tape barrier; instead, they were going around to pass the red-white tape fence. We observed a clear visual response in the wild boar, as they tended to approach the tape and then quickly turn away. Our study provides evidence that red-white tape can effectively deter wild boars from entering specific areas. This low-cost and easy-to-install method has the potential to be an efficient and sustainable alternative to traditional wild boar exclusion methods. Further research is needed to evaluate the applicability of red-white tape in different contexts and environments.

Keywords: wild boars, sus scrofa, red-white tape

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 76 - 78

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