Saturday, January 28

The Board takes measures to control the wild boar population in the urban area of ​​Cáceres


Specimens of adult wild boars with several offspring, in a wooded area near the cemetery a few weeks ago. / TODAY

The Governing Council commissions the public company Tragsatec for 95,600 euros, a study on the presence of animals and actions to remove them from inhabited areas of the city

The Governing Council has authorized the commission to the public company Tecnologías y Servicios Agrarios SA (Tragsatec) for the work of population control of wild boars in the peri-urban area of ​​Cáceres, with a budget of 95,615.27 euros, co-financed by 75 percent by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) ‘Europe invests in rural areas’.

These actions are aimed at reducing the number of wild boars in said area, where the presence of these animals has caused numerous problems both in the natural environment and in urban areas, affecting road safety and altering the balance of populations of other game species, mainly small game.

The scattered houses that exist in the area prevent carrying out regular hunting actions within the framework of the management of a preserve, so it is necessary to propose other actions, according to the Board.

«With them, it will contribute to the protection, conservation and promotion of the habitats and populations of the hunting species suitable for this region, ensuring a control of populations that allows the orderly and rational use of the environment, which makes it compatible with the natural balance and allows sustainable economic development, as well as the fulfillment of cultural, sporting, tourist and social purposes of hunting”, details the regional administration.

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Through this assignment, an assessment of the state of the wild boar population in the area of ​​the capital of Cáceres will be carried out, both in hunting and non-hunting spaces, and the identification of conflictive areas.

The density and population structure, the use of space throughout an annual cycle and the elaboration of catch quotas will be determined. In addition, photo-trapping stations and analysis of strategies for the control and monitoring of the species in the area will be established.

Regarding the actions that will be launched to remove these animals from urban areas, increasingly closer to the city center, the Board points out that the animal census is being carried out first and then the possible methods of capture will be assessed, depending on whether it is a hunting area or not.

It should be remembered that last summer the Board and the City Council announced a scientific program to control the population of this species, which would be developed by the company specialized in hunting management Ingulados with actions that would be carried out by Tragsatec and the Extremaduran Hunting Federation. This last group poses waits with archers at fixed points to shoot down the animals.


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