Virtual Fencing is an active electronic protection system that alerts animals before crossing the road when a vehicle is approaching between dusk to dawn.
It is proven to be extremely effective in preventing wildlife-vehicle collisions in Australia and around the world.
WELCOME TO WILDLIFE SAFETY SOLUTIONS
THE HOME OF VIRTUAL FENCING.
Our aim is to protect the wildlife of Australia and enhance the safety of drivers with the latest road-kill mitigation technology. Our latest testing has seen a 50% reduction in wildlife vehicle collisions. The virtual fence uses the latest non invasive audio and visual systems to alert animals and prevent vehicle contact.
Wildlife is a widely underestimated challenge to traffic safety. Every year in Australia there are many thousands of accidents involving wildlife and vehicles, resulting in wildlife deaths and injuries, injuries and loss of life to people, and damage to vehicles and property.
Australian mammalian roadkill per year
created every year
Australian mammalian rehabilitated and released
Cost to raise ONE joey
Annual insurance costs
Locations across Australia
Over 25,000 devices deployed worldwide
HELPING THE SURVIVAL
OF THE TASMANIAN DEVIL
Virtual fencing made its Australian debut in Tasmania where the technology is utilised to help protect the vulnerable Tasmanian devil. Firstly we identified hotspots where healthy Tasmanian devils were being killed by vehicles. WSS set up the first test site in a disease free area and has seen a 50% reduction in road kill events across the common species recorded.
Roadkill deaths halved on Australian road thanks to a fence of sound
New Scientist discusses the results on a three year trial of Virtual Fencing technology completed by the Tasmania government, reporting “0.7 animals were killed per kilometre along the fenced road, compared to 1.2 animals per kilometre along unfenced stretches of road at either end.
Trialing the effectiveness of virtual fence devices on Tasmania's west coast
Lead author Dr Samantha Fox from the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP), says the paper shows that the devices have a significant impact on reducing the roadkill of Australian native species.
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