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The latest survey figures estimate there are now 1,562 wild boar roaming Gloucestershire and Herefordshire’s Forest of Dean, equivalent to about 21 per sq.km.
The density of wild boar in Europe is usually below five individuals per km2. Still higher densities of wild boar can occur when supplementary feed is given: 10 animals per km2 have been recorded in a Polish forest.
NPA is also calling for Defra to review the Dangerous Wild Animals Act to include wild boar crosses and to come up with properly defined criteria for a licence for farmed wild boar, such as fencing requirements.
They are highly effective bracken destroyers, creating space for trees and other plants to grow.
It's unclear what's behind the recent surge, but experts are working hard to find a way to contain them, Scientific American reports. Between the damage they cause and efforts to control them, wild pigs cost some $1.5 billion per year. In addition to eating crops, they can ruin fields by digging, threaten local species, and contaminate streams with their feces. "I've never seen any one species that can affect so many livelihoods and resources," says a Texas official.
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: Kester
Remember Hitler and his lunatic's wanted to re-create the Orax and after wiping out large part's of eastern europe they intended to create a vast nature reserve to be populated by these Orax for german youth's to hunt with spear's in manhood rituals.
About 6,000 tons of lead are fired from shotguns and rifles every year . . .