An increasingly large presence
All the subjects interested in the issue were present yesterday at the Prefecture of Campobasso, at the summit chaired by the deputy vice-prefect, Paola Galeone, to address and resolve the problem of the large presence of wild boars in the wild state on the regional territory and the damage caused by the herds to crops, the ecosystem and the safety of people. To take stock and find a shared solution to stem the worrying situation, the Councilor for Agricultural Policies of the Molise Region, Angiolina Fusco Perrella, who, welcoming the alarm raised by the mayors of Molise, has already convened a technical table to address the problem in a coordinated manner.
Huge damage, not only to agriculture
«Wild boars, present in excess in the regional territory – said Councilor Fusco Perrella – not only rage in the countryside, penetrating cultivated land and causing enormous damage to regional agriculture, but also constitute a serious risk to public safety. We therefore considered it appropriate to consult the Prefect and think together about extraordinary measures to deal with an emergency situation that is no longer sustainable."
Game plan for hunting
From the meeting, which was attended by political and institutional leaders, together with representatives of the Forestry Corps and farmers' associations, the need emerged for an update of the regional wildlife-hunting plan and the launch of capture interventions, sequential to census and ISPRA checks, the national body responsible for intervening on the issue. «At the end of the month – specified Councilor Fusco Perrella – the regional technical table will meet, with the participation of the regional legal offices, to conclude the preliminary investigation phase and plan the implementation interventions» (source: Molise Region).