Group Developed High-Tech Way to Predict Where Wolves Prey

Farmers in Wisconsin and Minnesota could have a new way to save their livestock from becoming prey of wolves.

A New York-based group and researchers say they have developed a high-tech way to predict where wolves might prey on livestock, perhaps allowing farmers to prevent the attacks.

Twenty cattle and 24 sheep on more than a dozen farms across Northern Wisconsin were killed by timberwolves last year. Problem spots for wolves were identified by using geographic system mapping.

Scientist Adrian Treves says he's optimistic the maps can he used to reduce conflict between wolves and people, so that wolves won't be needlessly killed to solve the problem.