The Ministry of Agriculture has allocated NOK 3.5 million for research aimed at monitoring the population and health of wild boars in Norway.
“I want an effective effort against wild boar in Norway, and facilitate, among other things, landowner organization and more efficient hunting,” Minister of Agriculture Olaug Bollestad (KrF) said.
The money will increase knowledge about the population and health of the boars.
“This knowledge will be important for agriculture, hunters, the administration, and the authorities that work on reducing the wild boar population in Norway,” Bollestad said.
The funds will contribute to method development and data collection for further research activity.
The money has been allocated to the Veterinary Institute, the Norwegian Institute for Natural Research, and the Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomics.
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