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Authors:Leif Häggström: Kulturmiljö Halland, Halmstad, Sweden
Publication title:Att förhandla nu mot då: djur, ekonomisk vinning och historia
Conference:Kultur~Natur: Konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige, Conference in Sweden 15–17 June 2009
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:009
Abstract:To negotiate now against then – beasts, economic gain and history. Culture and animals are sometime in conflict. The damage caused by feeding beasts on arable fields are sometime severe. The damages are primarily caused by boars and geese, sometime by deer. In the woodland young plants of pine are grazed by elk. The damages are severe enough to change the Swedish woodland with a 0,7% decline of scots pine in a few years and a 2,3% increase of spruce. The forest industry often complains about restrictions caused by prehistoric- and historic remains in the woodland. Some of the most productive forests in the southern part of Sweden have a high density of remains (sites) protected by the heritage legislation. On the other hand prehistoric and historic remains are under constant stress. The damage caused by farming and forestry are severe. In the paper I suggest that the prehistoric and historic remains can be an arena for negotiation or trade. The heritage sector can offer a suitable use of the remains, a use that has positive effects on the understanding of the remains as well as it provide the farming and forestry with a solution to the damage caused by wildlife. I suggest that prehistoric and historic remains are suitable objects and areas for wildlife management. Some sites are suitable to feed boar, others are suitable for roe deer, geese or pigeon which is most easily done by the use of game crops. If the trade between the heritage management, the forest industry and the farmers is successful the yield and economic return will be better for the forest industry and farmers at the same time as dam-age on protected sites will decline. The potential of the idea can only be demonstrated in practical experiments, for which means is being applied.
No. of pages:9
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

Leif Häggström (2009). Att förhandla nu mot då: djur, ekonomisk vinning och historia, Kultur~Natur: Konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige, Conference in Sweden 15–17 June 2009;article=009 (accessed 4/20/2014)