Nice Vest! A touch of neon halts harassment of New Zealand seals

It’s an old saw among officials responsible for protecting everything from porcupines to penguins: “We don’t manage wildlife, we manage people.” Now, researchers in New Zealand have put a neon twist on preventing people from bugging wildlife. They found that simply placing a volunteer wearing a bright orange vest at a waterfall frequented by fur seals cut harassment by tourists by two-thirds.

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 10:38am