Norwegian Center for Wildlife Damage Management

The Norwegian Center for Wildlife Damage Management is a national network of expertise dealing with conflicts between wildlife and business operations, particularly within the agricultural and reindeer farming sectors.

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The Norwegian Center for Wildlife Damage Management offers advice, research and development work, and information activities on mitigating measures to prevent wildlife damage. Main activities are related to large carnivores attacking sheep and semi-domestic reindeer, and pasture damage and crop loss due to geese and ungulates.

The network has particular competence in sheep- and reindeer farming, rangeland quality and usage, wild ungulates, geese, economics, social science, rangeland mapping, statistics and electronic monitoring. NIBIO is also responsible for DNA monitoring on the Scandinavian Brown Bear.

The aim of the Norwegian Center of Wildlife Damage Management is to contribute with solutions to manage conflicts between wildlife and business interests. This includes testing mitigation measures to reduce losses of livestock due to depredation, and documenting the amount of crop damage caused by ungulates and geese.

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