Accumulation of diastereomers of anticoagulant rodenticides in wild boar from suburban areas
Research Pathway: Human-wildlife conflicts
In the recent paper published in Science of the Total Environment: Accumulation of diastereomers of anticoagulant rodenticides in wild boar from suburban areas: Implications for human consumers by Alabau et al., they studied the prevalence of anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs) in liver and muscle tissues of wild boar captured in the urban area of Barcelona, the suburban area of Collserola Natural Park and the rural area of Santa Quiteria, next to Cabañeros National Park, in Spain. This study aimed to assess the influence of both urbanization and wild boar (Sus scrofa) trophic opportunism and to evaluate the risk for human consumers of this meat. These results showed the highest prevalence of anticoagulant rodenticides detection in the wild boar from Barcelona (60.8%).