The population of wild boars in the Rostov region in two years was reduced because of African swine fever more than 3 times and is already less than 1 thousand heads, according to the materials of the Department of protection and use of wildlife and aquatic biological resources in the region.
African swine fever virus thoroughly embraced the Rostov region in 2009. In 2010, the region was more than 30 outbreaks of ASF. This year, the virus has weakened somewhat active.
"Wild boar is a carrier of the virus plague, so we’re shooting it, especially in areas bordering the regions where there are also flashes"- Told reporters Deputy Governor — Minister of Agriculture of Rostov region Vyacheslav Vasilenko. He added that today the population of wild boars in the region have less than one thousand by the end of the year will amount to 850-900 individuals.
According to the department, in 2010, wild boar population is more than 3 thousand.
"To compensate for the lack of boar we are engaged in the importation of animals, in particular, brought the spotted deer, are working with ohotopolzovatelyami for increasing the roe deer, deer, pheasant, duck"- The minister said.
The population of deer in the area for two years increased by 10% — up to 1.1 thousand, roe — 6% (2.8 thousand), Fox — 9% (11.6 thousand).
African swine fever (a disease of Montgomery) was first recorded in 1903 in South Africa. Under natural conditions, are susceptible domestic and wild pigs. Infection occurs in contact with healthy animals sick. The disease poses no threat to human health, but extremely dangerous for livestock, since no cure and vaccine preventable.
December 14, 2011 at 11:20