Summary title: Petition No 0878/2018 by Bo Håkansson (Danish), on behalf of the Danish Society for Nature Conservation, against a fence along the Danish-German border to prevent wild boar from migrating
Petition number: 0878/2018
Name of association: Danish Society for Nature Conservation
Name: Bo Håkansson
The petitioner expresses concern regarding the upcoming construction of a 70 kilometres fence along the German-Danish border, in compliance with a law adopted by the Danish Parliament on June 4th 2018, aiming to prevent wild boar from migrating from Germany to Denmark and to re-establish a native Danish wild boar population.In the petitioner’s view, such a measure is disproportionate, does not correspond to its stated objective of preventing African Swine Fever being imported into Denmark and also runs counter to the EU’s stated objective of reducing landscape fragmentation in Europe. The petitioner also argues that this policy will have an impact on other species than wild boar, with medium-sized mammals hardest affected.