"For our environment, our wildlife, for our natural heritage, the virtual fence is far better than a real fence that an animal can't cross through."While we certainly agree that anything is better that the "secure fence/berlin wall," we shouldn't get all enthusiastic about a project that could become a creepy "Big Brother" nightmare. True, virtual might be better for the non-human animals, but who really knows what the Department of Homeland Security is up to? And recall, my friends, that some of the areas in question are Wilderness. So much for leaving the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable.
This project might also dissuade other charismatic megafauna.