First virtual fence installed in the Abruzzo Lazio and Molise National Park


A "virtual fence" has been installed on two road segments (SS 83 and SP 17) in Abruzzo Lazio Molise National Park in Italy.

The virtual fence is made of a series of electronic devices that are placed on poles on the roadsides. They are activated by the headlights of upcoming vehicles. When they are triggered, they emit flashing lights and sounds to prevent the animal’s road crossing.

The selection of the locations for the installation of the devices have been made after an accurate monitoring and analysis phase, and in a complementary manner with the other concrete interventions already implemented on the roads.

The devices have been installed with the cooperation of the Austrian company iPTE, which has developed them, and the installation has been accompanied also by the colleagues of the Majella National Park, which soon will install the same devices as well.

Another important step to prevent animals getting killed on roads!

This project is funded with the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union

Photos: Manuel Moral Castro; Haritakis Papaioanou, Balkan Chamois Society, Pindos, Valentino Mastrella/PNALM, Angelina Iannarelli/PNALM