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Often, farmers face a challenging dilemma: the need to mow their meadows for crucial fodder, while unaware of fawns hidden in the tall grass during this vulnerable phase. With a nearly nonexistent scent and instinct to remain motionless, these young deer evade both predators and humans. Tragically, mowers inadvertently take innocent lives each year. The consequences ripple beyond the loss of wildlife; they affect silage quality and hunting interests.

In response to this issue, the WILDRETTER project emerged, funded by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Its mission: to create an effective application system for fawn rescue during agricultural mowing.

The full text of the good practice is available to read and download in PDF format from the AgriSkills 4.0 e-Learning platform, section “Good practices”. You just need to search for it by name using the search box.

You will find additional 45 good practices, initiatives and use cases in the AgriSkills Reference Catalogue titled “AgriSkills Guidebook on Digitalization in Agriculture”.

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