Wild boars (Sus scrofa scrofa L.) around Chernobyl, Ukraine. Seasonal feed choice in an environment under transition - a baseline study.

O. Eriksson, M. Petrov


After the accident at the atomic powerplant in April 1986, the 30 km zone around underwent a drastic change. The inhabitants were transfered and agricultural lands were abandoned and left to develop in any direction. This study,dealing with the transfer of radionuclides from food to wild animals’ (e.g. Wildboar) tissues, began in June 1992. As preliminary result, a full one year cycle of boar’s forage choice is presented here.

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