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April 20, 2021 at 9:14 am #664cliveAdmin
A recent survey studying the impact of Iberian wild boar in the Tablas de Daimiel National Park has come to the conclusion that the population causes a serious threat to the ecosystem and threatens the reproductive success of aquatic birdlife in the area.
The Complutense University of Madrid and scientists from the Research Institute of Hunting Resources (IREC) has published the study in the journal Ecological Indicators, points out that the increase in wild boar that is taking place in almost 80% of the wetlands in Castilla la Mancha also affects adversely the population of the wild rabbit, which is a key prey food species for many threatened top level predators
The research has shown that the wild boar, thanks to its characteristics as an omnivorous, prolific and highly adaptable mammal, is expanding in the twenty-six wetlands analyzed, especially in the Tablas de Daimiel National Park, where its impact is reaching “ unsustainable levels”, warn the authors adding “The protection of certain environments and especially the absence of hunting favor the proliferation of wild boar, which has a cascading effect on the entire ecosystem.
The study is published here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X21002284
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April 20, 2021 at 3:10 pm #667Rachel
- This topic was modified 2 weeks ago by clive.
the junta de andalucia declared a state of emergency back in 2018 and allowed the trapping and hunting of wild boar both inside and outside the limits of natural and national parkland.
Funny, there isn’t a lot of wild boar on the menu in many restaurants! ahhhhha. They must be legally butchered etc. I bet that costs too much money to make it viable…
En caso de que se comercialicen para su consumo humano deberán someterse a los controles sanitarios oficiales en un establecimiento de manipulación de caza silvestre, legalmente autorizado.
What do they do with them when they trap them?
Los medios de captura y las variedades de caza que podrán llevarse a cabo para el control de estas especies en terrenos cinegéticos son las captura en vivo y el uso de armas, mediante las modalidades de batida, batida de gestión, aguardo diurno y nocturno y rececho; mientras que en terrenos no cinegéticos, se permiten las capturas a través de rececho, aguardo diurno y en vivo mediante capturaderos.
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/site/pcp/menuitem.9d966dbc2efbd8ac5f4619105510e1ca/?vgnextoid=abe18a82d1bc4610VgnVCM100000341de50aRCRD&vgnextchannel=329a56919da5c210VgnVCM2000000624e50aRCRD&vgnextfmt=PCP&lr=lang_esApril 27, 2021 at 10:10 am #684Helen
In an ideal world culling wouldn’t be needed but the natural balance is so damaged in many places on our planet that culling invasive and over populated species seems to be the only short term solution?
There is a similar problem with wild boar damaging the environment in the Sierra Norte de Seville.
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