Smart Technology = A Humane, Effective Solution for Managing Wild and Feral Animal Populations
WPM’s patented Remote Wildlife Vaccine Delivery System helps wildlife managers achieve comprehensive population goals in a manner that is best for individual animals, entire species and the habitat. Integrating the latest technology into a singular, smart solution, the system is designed to deliver vaccines and contraceptives, monitor health, track the location of animals, and capture heretofore unavailable data on individual animals, groups, and herds that can be used to support population health, resource allocation and scientific studies.
WPM’s system is low impact and does not require labor- or cost-intensive activities such as roundups or holding facilities to implement. Tested on wild horses, the system can be adapted for other species, including deer in urban areas, feral swine, kangaroos, and feral camels.
The Technology Behind WPM’s Patented System
The core of the WPM system is the Hub, a high-tech command center that attracts the targeted species with their preferred feed. Most animals are comfortable with the Hub in 24 hours.
WPM’ cameras capture every angle of the animal to identify gender, support and verify RFID and vaccine delivery. All video is recorded, stored and available for download.
Animals are implanted with an RFID microchip while feeding in the Hub. The chip’s unique ID number enables data collection, individual tracking, health monitoring, and alerts for booster vaccines.
Birth control and other vaccines are delivered to the animal while in the Hub via a low velocity dart, which startles, but does not stop the animal from feeding. Darts are tethered for ease of disposal.
Solar + Satellites
The WPM system is supported by solar power and satellite communications for 24/7 operability. Operators anywhere in the world can send commands and retrieve data and video remotely.
We are currently developing facial recognition technology for wild horses. This would be a less invasive, more cost-effective alternative to RFID chipping.