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Natura Croatica, Vol.17 No.4 December 2008.

Original scientific paper

Conflicts, crises and challenges: wild boar in the Berlin City – a social empirical and statistical survey

York Kotulski ; Wildlife Biology and Management Unit, Chair of Animal Ecology, Technische Universität München, Am Hochanger 13, D-85354 Freising, Germany
Andreas König ; Wildlife Biology and Management Unit, Chair of Animal Ecology, Technische Universität München, Am Hochanger 13, D-85354 Freising, Germany

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Abstracts
Destroyed backyards, disturbed soccer stadiums and ravaged parks are just a few of problems wild boars cause in Berlin. Fear and feeding (9%) and an ambivalent public opinion about wild boars intensify the problem between humans and wild animals.
Only the people concerned are considered in the analysis. The differing stakeholders, their concerns, opinions and behaviour (pro 37%, contra 23% ambivalent 36%) as well sources of information for the public have been examined. The main sources of information about wild boars for the public are: the press (64%), friends (57%) and television (56%).
For this purpose, 485 questionnaires (return rate approximately 97%) collected at public events in Berlin City have been evaluated.

Keywords
human dimension; urban wildlife; wildlife management; wild boar; ambivalent public opinion

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