Sunday, 17 January 2010
Wild boar cull in the Forest
Seems to be official.
Such a shame considering the population size is only an estimate. I cannot see how the forestry commision can realisticly cull any species without gaining accurate population figures, I know they do it with the deer but they are estimated to be in the hundreds whereas the boar are only thought to number around 90-150 animals.
I have also read that they want to keep the population to approx 100, now to me a population of 100 of breeding boar, capable of reproducing anytime of the year is not enough to control their numbers, so what is the point?
I hate to think of the boar being culled as their benefits to forest ecosystems are well documented and they also add character to the FOD.
More info on the boar in the UK can be found here http://naturalengland.etraderstores.com/NaturalEnglandShop/UserFiles/Files/sin002.pdf