The Confagricoltura event
The damage to agriculture caused by wild boars in Italy in seven years, from 2015 to 2021, is close to 120 million euros, for a total of over 105 thousand events. The annual amounts fluctuate between 14,6 and 18,7 million euros, for an average of over 17 million. These are some of the results of the first nationwide survey that Ispra presented at an event in Viterbo by Confagricoltura.
The most affected regions are Abruzzo and Piedmont with, respectively, 18 and 17 million euros in damages over the seven years. The other regions most affected by the damage are, with over 10 million, Tuscany, Campania and Lazio.
The withdrawal activity
Overall, 36% of the amounts (about 30 million euros) for damages refer to national and regional protected areas, the remaining part (about 89 million euros) to unprotected areas. In addition, picking activity increased by 45%. The study was carried out thanks to the information supplied by the Regions and Protected Areas and which Ispra communicated to the Ministers of the Environment and Agriculture.
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