African swine fever in the Nordic region – what happens now?

The first case of African swine fever in the Nordic region has occurred in Swedish Fagersta. How does this affect the Nordic managing of the wild boars?

The NKJ report “Vildsvin i de nordiska länderna” from 2022 aims to map and manage the Nordic needs and prerequisites for controlling the wild boar population in the region. But with African swine fever active in the region, the perspective may change.

Petter Kjellander was the author of the report, and he is a professor at the ecology department at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Sweden. Here he gives a new perspective of Nordic wild boar policy.