Welcome to the
International Symposium on
Wild Boar and Other Suids
1-4 September 2020 – Seva, Barcelona
On behalf of the organising committee we warmly invite you to attend the 13th International Symposium on Wild Boar and Other Suids that will take place in Montanyà Hotel & Lodge, Montseny Biosphere Reserve (Catalonia, Spain) from 1st to 4th of September 2020.
Abstract submission deadline: 30th March 2020
Early bird registration deadline: 15th May 2020
Wild boar is one of the most successful mammal species in Europe and in the world. Their populations are expanding in number and range, colonising any type of habitats and regions, from highest mountains to lowlands and urban areas. The challenge of controlling wild boar population growth and mitigating the economic and environmental impacts of this species will be the main topic of this Symposium. Traditional conflicts, added to new risks such as the expansion of African Swine Fever, require new approaches to manage wild boar population and impacts. Evidence-based management combined with scientific and applied knowledge is now needed more than ever to mitigate human-wild boar conflicts.
The Symposium will include thematic sessions covering wild boar biology and eco-ethology as well as management practice, population control strategies and damage mitigation methods. Other Suids from all over the world such as Babirusas, Warthogs, Bushpigs or Pigmy hogs will also be included in the Conference.