Finland's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Finnish Wildlife Agency have announced a plan to cut the wild boar population by up to half.
According to a survey by the Wildlife Agency, there are between 1,000 and 1,300 wild boars in the wild in Finland. The largest concentrations are in the southeast of the country, where there are estimated to be around 400, and in eastern part of Uusimaa with over 500.
The culling is being carried out in an effort to prevent the spread of African swine fever virus from Russia into Finland.
Thursday December 4, 2014/ Jord- och skogsbruksministeriet/ Finland.