The period of validity of the decision of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy of Greece regarding the hunting of wild boars has been extended until September 20, 2021.
The decision to extend wild boar hunting was made “in connection with the threat of damage to agricultural land, as well as in order to reduce the risk of the spread of African swine fever on livestock farms.” The circular from the Ministry of the Environment emphasizes that the extension was deemed necessary because “despite the measures taken to date to manage the wildlife, the wild boar population has not declined much. And the damage to agriculture continues to grow. ”
With regard to cases of the presence of wild boars in residential areas and near the road network, the circular indicates that there is a need for constant cooperation and coordination between forest services and regional (local) authorities, police and other state authorities, which should be involved in each case to resolve Problems.
It is stated that the competent services should take such measures as: the placement of warning signs, a ban on feeding wild animals and the placement of garbage cans on the outskirts of settlements, where wild boars often gather to come here in search of food.