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TUESDAY, Sep 4th


08:00 – 09:00 Registration


09:00 – 10:30 Session 1 – INTRODUCTION (chair: Jiří Kamler)


09:00 – 09:10 Welcome speech


09:10 – 09:30 Vicente J., Plhal R., Keuling O., Podgorski T., Smith G., Scandura M., Apollonio M., Ferroglio E., Body G., Zanet S., Croft S., Nabeiro A.C., Staubach Ch., Sange M., Petrovic K., Brivio F., Acevedo P., Blanco J.A., Soriguer R.: Wild boar hunting statistics collection frameworks across Europe: Need for harmonization


09:30 – 09:50 Focardi S., Morelle K., Cagnacci F.: The why and how of EUROBOAR initiative


09:50 – 10:10 Pokorny B., Flajšman K.: Management and research of wild boar in Slovenia: situation, basic principles, challenges and perspectives


10:10 – 10:30 Žižka M., Kunca T.: African swine fever - hunting in the infected area and in the whole Czech Republic


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break


11:00 – 12:40 Session 2 - ASF 1 (chair: Tomasz Podgórski)


11:00 – 11:20 Šatrán P., Jarosil T., Semerád Z.: African swine fever in wild boar in the Czech Republic


11:20 – 11:40 Václavek P., Barták P., Vodrážka P.: African swine fever in the Czech Republic: The story of one outbreak


11:40 – 11:55 Kamler J., Drimaj J., Plhal R.: Management of wild boar populations under threat of African swine fever


11:55 – 12:10 Barasona J.A., Gallardo C., Cadenas E., Jurado C., Rivera B., Arias M., Sánches-Vizcaíno J.M.: First oral immunization of wild boar against African swine fever virus


12:10 – 12:25 Jori F., Gavier-Widén D., Ruiz-Fons J.F.: Understanding and combating African Swine Fever in Europe (ASF-STOP) - COST Action network-achievements in its first 2 years


12:25 – 12:40 Morelle K., Bubnicki J., Churski M., Kuijper D.: African swine fever, hunting and wild boar: insights of a complicated relationship


12:40 – 14:10 Lunch


14:10 – 15:25 Session 3 - ASF 2 (chair: Oliver Keuling)


14:10 – 14:30 Náhlik A., Erdélyi K., Bálint Á., Tari T.: The statut of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Hungary


14:30 – 14:50 Podgórski T., Borowik T., Śmietanka K., Woźniakowski G.: Spatial epidemiology of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boar


14:50 – 15:10 Hohmann U.: Prevention measures against African Swine Fever from a wildlife-ecological perspective


15:10 – 15:25 Hahn N., Niemann H.: Hunter´s assistance in prevention and eradication of ASF - a field test in the county of Herzogtum Lauenburg (Germany)


15:25 – 16:25 Session 4 - CENSUS METHODS (chair: Boštjan Pokorny)


15:25 – 15:45 Bobek B., Furtek J., Orłowska L., Wojciuch-Płoskonka M.: Population density and number of wild boar (Sus scrofa) estimated by sampling plots in south-western Poland


15:45 – 16:05 Gačić D., Simić A.: Wild boar monitoring system in Serbia


16:05 – 16:25 Sinai I., Goelman O., Tal A., Federman R., Reichman A., Dolev A.: Monitoring wild boar with thermal night vision goggles


16:25 – 16:55 Coffee break


16:55 – 18:25 Session 5 - DAMAGE (chair: Sandra Cellina)


16:55 – 17:15 Bodenchuk M., Nolte D.: Feral swine damage management in the USA: National and state programs


17:15 – 17:30 Rosell C., Romero de Tejada S., Colomer J., Navas F., Torrellas M.: Testing an exclusion fence to prevent damage caused by wild boar to bird populations in a wetland area


17:30 – 17:45 Rutten A., Casaer J., Vogels M., Addink E., Leirs H.: Assessing agricultural damage by wild boar using drones


17:45 – 18:05 Suter S.M.: Prevention of wild boar damage in agriculture


18:05 – 18:25 Cellina S.: Legal feeding ban and its consequences on wild boar damage in agriculture






09:00 Departure from the Hotel Tree of Life
09:00 – 22:00 Excursion
22:00 Arrival to the Hotel Tree of Life






09:00 – 10:40 Session 6 - MANAGEMENT 1 (chair: Ulf Hohman)


9:00 – 9:20 Herbst C., Bauch T., Arnold J.: The “round table wild boar” in Baden-Württemberg


9:20 – 9:40 Klinkenberg B.: Conflicts in wild boar management in the Forest of Dean, UK


9:40 – 10:00 Licoppe A., Della Libera F.: A capture network as a tool to improve wild boar management in Wallonia (Belgium)


10:00 – 10:20 Payne A., Ogweng P., Ojok A., Etter E., Gilot-Fromont E., Masembe Ch., Ståhl K., Jori F.: Comparison of three methods to assess the potential for bushpig-domestic pig interactions at the livestock - wildlife interface in Uganda


10:20 – 10:40 Croft S., Franzetti B., Massei G., Ronchi F.: Management of a closed population of wild boar: culling versus fertility control


Ekonomov A.V.: Resources of wild boar in Russia. Current state.


10:40 – 11:05 Coffee break


11:05 – 13:00 Session 7 - MANAGEMENT 2 (chair: Giovanna Massei)


11:05 – 11:25 Schlicker T., Hohmann U., Wagelaar R.: Local wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) hunting bag dynamics und their influencing factors in the Palatinate Forest-North Vosges Biosphere Reserve. Which factors influence the population dynamics?


11:25 – 11:45 Tomeček J.M.: Management of Sus scrofa through Outreach Education and Private Citizen Action: Lessons from Texas


11:45 – 12:05 Vajas P., Baubet É., Calenge C., Saïd S., Richard E.: Modeling the wild boar hunting effort to explain the resulting harvest, case of a drive hunt in France


12:05 – 12:25 Wishart J., Staples L., Humphrys S., Marshall D., Vercauteren K.C., Snow N.P., MacMorran D., Foster J.A.: Assessments of HOGGONE® meSN feral pig bait for control of feral pigs in Australia


12:25 – 12:45 Torres R.T., Cunha M.V., Caetano T., mendo S., Serrano E., Fonseca C.: Antimicrobial resistance in wild boar in Europe: present knowledge and future challenges


12:45 – 13:00 Rosell C., Ruiz-Olmo J., Navas F., Cama A., Guinart D., Bassols E.: Catalan wild boar monitoring programme: lessons learned after 20 years


13:00 – 14:30 Lunch


14:30 – 16:10 Session 8 - URBAN ISSUES (chair: Jim Casaer)


14:30 – 14:45 Castillo-Contreras R., Mentaberre G., Conejero C., Fernández-Aguilar X., González-Crespo C., Colom-Cadena A.,Lavín S., López-Olvera J.R.: Five years facing the challenge of urban wild boar in Barcelona


14:45 – 15:00 Castillo-Contreras R., Mentaberre G., Fernández-Aguilar X., Colom-Cadena A.,Conejero C., Ráez-Bravo A., González-Crespo C., Espunyes J., Lavín S., López-Olvera J.R.: Urban wild boars grow bigger and faster than their non-urban counterparts


15:00 – 15:20 Chan P.L., Shek C.T., Yip S.H.P., Cheung K.S.: Management of human-wild pig conflicts in densely urbanised area – the case of Hong Kong


15:20 – 15:40 Davidson A., Malkinson D., Shanas U.: Urban boars show lower perceived risk of humans compare to boars from agricultural areas and nature reserves


15:40 – 15:55 O'Mahony K.: Communities, publics, responsibilities: the problematic nature of England's boar strategy


15:55 – 16:10 Tari T., Sándor G., Náhlik A.: The presence of wild boar in urban areas of Hungary


16:10 – 16:30 Coffee break


16:30 – 17:30 Poster session


Albrycht M., Orłowska L., Bobek B., Furtek J., Wojciuch-Płoskonka M.: Transforming collective hunt data for estimating wild boar (Sus scrofa) population density in North-Western Poland

Bena M., Vašíčková P., Kamler J., Kubánková M., Drimaj J., Hušáková M., Slaná I., Plhal R., Mikulka O.: Prevalence of selected emerging and re-emerging pathogens in population of wild boar in the Czech Republic

Berčík Č.: Determination of radionuclides 137Cs and 40K in wild boar meat in various regions of the Czech Republic

Brivio F., Grignolio S., Brogi R., Cappai N., Bottero E., Bertolucci C., Apollonio M.: Assessing the activity rhythms of wild animals: important insight into the overall ecology of a species

Colino-Rabanal V.J., Pescador M., Bosch J., Peris S.J.: Recent trends in wild boar-vehicle collisions in Spain

Kjellander P.: Consequences of artificial feeding - a new study in Sweden

de Jong Y.A., d’Huart J.P., Butynski T.M.: Biogeography and conservation of desert warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus and common warthog Phacochoerus africanus in the horn of Africa

Fischer C.: Do wild boars select for protected ares in a mountainous area in Eastern France?

Drimaj J., Balková M., Adamec Z., Plhal R., Mikulka O., Kamler J., Hrubý P.: Preliminary findings of factors influencing wild boar distribution in temperate forest during the winter

Drimaj J., Kamler J., Svoboda T., Plhal R., Mikulka O.: Population structure of wild boar (Sus scrofa) in the Czech Republic

Drimaj J., Plhal R., Poulíčková K., Forejtek P., Kamler J.: The occurrence of lung worms (Metastrongylus sp.) in a wild boar (Sus scrofa) populations in the Czech Republic

Hulánková R., Bořilová G., Plhal R.: Occurrence and characterisation of selected bacterial pathogens in the intestinal tract of wild boars hunted in the Czech Republic

Janeliunas Z., Paulauskas A., Jurgelevicius V.: Microsatellite analysis of wild boar genetic variations in Lithuania

Korro K., Zyka E., Halimi E.: Stody of the dynamics of wild boar’s population in Albania (Sus scrofa)

Kowal P., Nasiadka P., Anusz K.: ASF on the west bank of the Vistula River in Warsaw; ASF where are you going?

Kuriyama T., Higashide D., Takagi S., Yokoyama M.: A comparison between camera traps, activity signs and hunting indices for evaluating wild boar abundance

Meylan L., Georgin A., Fischer C.: Optimisation of a census method using CMR to assess wild boar densities

Mikulka O., Zeman J., Drimaj J., Plhal R., Kamler J.: Selection of diet by wild boar (Sus scrofa) in floodplain forests in the Czech Republic

Nasiadka P.: Temporal pattern of damage caused by wild boars to crops in the landscape of extensive agriculture in Central Poland

Palencia P., Bobillo B., Vicente J., Pardavila X., Royo L., Carro F., Lamosa A., Acevedo P.: Seasonal and spatial variation in wild boar movement behavior: implications for random encounter model

Palencia P., Iglesias P., Jiménez J., Carro F., Soriguer R.C., Vicente J., Acevedo P.: Assesing the Random Encounter Model reliability with wild ungulates

Reinke H., Keuling O., König H.: Activity patterns and resource selection of wild boar in a large-scale protected area in Northern Germany

Šatrán P., Jarosil T., Semerád Z.: African swine fever in wild boar in the Czech Republic

Scandura M., Canu A., Iacolina L., Biosa D., Apollonio M.: Island population genetics: the case of wild boar in Sardinia and its satellite islands

Senchik A., Ryabchenko A., Guretskaya Y., Bormotov M.: The use of hunting dogs for hunting wild ungulates (Sus scrofa ussuricus, Alces alces cameloides, Cervus elaphus xanthopygus, Capreolus pygargus Pallas) on the hunting grounds in Siberia and Far East of Russia

Tajchman K., Drozd L., Karpiński M., Czyżowski P., Goleman M.: Genetic structure of wild boar (Sus scrofa) population from Poland based on microsatellite loci analyses

Takeuchi M.: Japan Gibier: Wild meat promotion and agricultural damage management

Tikhonchuk P., Senchik A.: A description of principal forage crops used for extra nutrition of wild ungulates (Sus scrofa ussuricus, Alces alces cameloides, Cervus elaphus xanthopygus, Capreolus pygargus Pallas) in Siberia and the Far East of Russia

Turek K., Friedlová E., Strejček R., Samec P.: The development of the wild boars abundance in the Czech Republic, and influence of wild boar on small game populations

Veličković N., Djan M., Stefanović M., Ferreira E., Ernst M., Fonseca C.: Microsatellite variability in wild boars from Czech Republic
19:00 – 22:00 Gala dinner




FRIDAY, Sep 7th


09:00 – 10:00 Session 9 - BIOLOGY (chair: András Náhlik)


09:00 – 09:20 Maistrelli C., Keuling O.: Is the wild boar always ready? A review about the seasonality in reproduction of wild boar males (Sus scrofa)


09:20 – 09:40 Kurucz Á., Orbán K., Mackei M., Kulcsár A., Neogrády Z., Mátis G.: Comparative study on hepatic and intestinal drug metabolism in wild boar and domestic pig


09:40 – 10:00 Vetter S.G., Rath T., Stalder G.L., Painer J., Einwaller J., Staudacher S., Bieber C.: Challenges of measuring body temperature in wild boar


10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break


10:30 – 12:50 Session 10 - SPATIAL BEHAVIUOR (chair: Carlos Fonseca)


10:30 – 10:50 Franzetti B., Catenacci M., Ronchi F., Focardi S.: Trait and habitat dependent natal dispersal in wild boar


10:50 – 11:10 Johann F., Handschuh M., Linderoth P., Arnold J.: Changes and patterns of activity in wild boar


11:10 – 11:30 Markov N., Pankova N.: Ecological correlates of wild boar expansion to the north of Western Siberia


11:30 – 11:50 Náhlik A., Häffenträger G., Sándor G., Tari T.: Habitat use of the wild boar and its seasonal changes in a Hungarian temperate forest


11:50 – 12:10 Painter M.S., Ježek M., Rohla J., Hart V.: New methods for age-old questions of magnetic sensing in wild animals


12:10 – 12:30 Wevers J., Casaer J., Beenaerts N.: Spatial use of wild boar in an urban protected area


12:30 – 12:50 Belova O., Tarvydas A., Gintautas U.: Wild boar distribution and habitat preference in Lithuania


12:50 – 13:50 Lunch


13:50 – 14:35 Session 11 - GENETICS (chair: Nevena Veličković)


13:50 – 14:05 Drygala F., Rode-Margono J., Frantz A.C., Semiadi G., Wirdateti W.: Natural hybridisation between the common Indonesian wild boar (Sus scrofa vittatus) and the Endangered Javan warty pig (S. verrucosus), as a risk of extinction for the latter


14:05 – 14:20 Mihalik B., Frank K., Szemethy D., Stéger V., Barta E., Kusza S.: Genetic structure of the Hungarian wild boars (Sus scrofa) – initial results


14:20 – 14:35 Rutten A., Cox K., Casaer J., Scheppers T., Leirs H.: Landscape genetic analysis of wild boar in a highly fragmented landscape


14:35 – 15:00 Closing ceremony


15:30 Departure to the Post-Conference Tour




SATURDAY, Sep 8th    Post-Conference Tour