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NEWS RELEASE No: 1037419 FEBRUARY 2008


Defra announce wild boar action plan


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FOREST OF DEAN Defra have today, 19 February, announced their national policy for managing wild boar in the countryside. It makes clear that local communities and landowners will decide the future of wild boar populations. The Forestry Commission in England has wild boar in, or near, several forests that it manages and will work as part of local communities and as a responsible land owner to manage boar populations in a way appropriate for the local circumstances. Defra's policy also makes clear how wild boar can be hunted, controlled and what can happen to the meat.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-countryside/vertebrates/wild-boar.htm


e-mail: stuart.burgess@forestry.gsi.gov.uk