島根県のイノシシによる農作物被害,その対策の実態と農業の展望  [in Japanese] Present conditions of agricultural damage from wild boar, farmers' attitudes, and future prospects of agriculture in Shimane Prefecture  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 竹鼻 悦子 Takehana Etsuko
    • 東京農工大学農学部地域生態システム学科野生動物保護学研究室|現所属:長野県諏訪地方事務所 Laboratory of Wildlife Conservation, Department of Ecoregion Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo Noko University|Present address: Nagano Prefecture Suwa Regional Office
    • 神崎 伸夫 Kanzaki Nobuo
    • 東京農工大学農学部地域生態システム学科野生動物保護学研究室 Laboratory of Wildlife Conservation, Department of Ecoregion Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo Noko University

Abstract

Researchers conducted questionnaire surveys targeting farmers, as well as hearings in 9 village communities in Shimane Prefecture, in 2001 and 2002, to analyze the present status of agriculture, wild boar damage, and farmers' attitudes toward these issues. With 508 respondents to the questionnaire, the response rate was 64.0%. About half of all farmers (53.5%) answered they still experienced agricultural damage from wild boar, and 76.0% had experienced it. Most farmers who had experienced damage installed fences as countermeasures (81.1%), and the costs and labor to do so were regarded as a heavy burden. However, agricultural damage from wild boar did not significantly affect the farmers' perspectives. About a half of respondents experiencing damage recognized the importance of wild boar management in order to continue farming activities, but the absence of successors and low profitability were regarded as more serious problems. The hearings revealed that the installation of fencing mostly depended on the extent of financial assistance from the local government.

Journal

  • Wildlife Conservation Japan

    Wildlife Conservation Japan 9(1), 23-45, 2004

    Association of Wildlife and Human Society

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Cited by:  3

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110004850871
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11473258
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    1341-8777
  • NDL Article ID
    7802043
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-B387
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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