Saving livestock by thinking like a predator

Humans have struggled to reduce the loss of livestock to carnivores for thousands of years, and yet, solutions remain elusive. According to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, solving this ancient puzzle requires going back to Ecology 101. Simply put, getting in the mind of predators — considering how they hunt, how their prey behaves and the landscape — will help wildlife managers discourage wild carnivores from preying on valuable livestock.