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.
Trialing virtual fence devices on the west coast of Tasmania
Virtual Fencing technology has had proven application in the US and Europe, on wildlife of all species and sizes, since 2003. However, as a new product to Australia, its effectiveness on Australian wildlife and in Australian conditions has only recently been confirmed.