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Vildsvinebestand has shrunk the past eight months

the Stock of pigs in Denmark has been declining since december, where a vildsvinehegn at the Danish-German border was completed.

This was stated by the Danish Nature agency for the newspaper Denmark.

There is today under the age of 25 wild boars north of the Danish-German border. In december, when the last pole in the vildsvinehegnet was put in the ground, said the evaluation between 35 and 40.

the Decline has happened, although vildsvinene recent months we have piglets, tells the forester Inge Gillesberg of the Danish Nature agency for the newspaper Denmark.

however, It is unknown whether it directly is hegnets sake, that there are fewer pigs in Denmark.

the Danish nature agency's assessment is based on the agency's observations, through a wide range vildtkameraer, which is set up in the south jutland.

- It is difficult to say how much the fence has meant. But compared to what we can see on our cameras, it seems that there is a great deal of traffic across the fence, says Inge Gillesberg to the newspaper.

It seems that there are new vildsvinefamilier to Denmark after the fence has been put up.

She says, however, that there are seen the individual stray female, who has crossed the border.

Vildsvinehegnet has met massive criticism. Among other things it has been criticised for being ineffective, as there are gaps in the fence, so that other animals can pass, and that wild boar would also be able to swim outside of the fence.

Inge Gillesberg tells to the newspaper in Denmark, that it is impossible to say how big a role the fence has played in the fight to reduce vildsvinebestanden in Denmark.

Already before the fence came to, had the committee succeeded in having reduced the stock, which in december 2018 was estimated to consist of up to 100 wild boar.

the Danish Nature agency has the task to eliminate as many pigs as possible from the nature.

Vildsvinene risk to be carriers of the dreaded african swine fever, which has affected several other european countries.

the discovery of an outbreak of swine fever, it will mean a stop for the export of pigmeat to non-EU countries.

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