Sunday, 8 March 2015

Wild boars arrive in Istanbul due to loss of habitat

Wild boar sightings increase in Turkey’s largest city as huge construction projects drive the animals from nearby forests

Zia Weise in Istanbul

Friday 6 March 2015 15.12 GMT

Wild boars are returning to Istanbul as giant construction projects shrink their habitat in the city’s northern forests.

Last week, a group of boars stormed the garden of a luxury housing complex in Sariyer on Istanbul’s European side, sending residents and a security guard running.

The animals quickly disappeared into a nearby wood, but sightings of boars in the inner districts of Turkey’s largest city have become more frequent over the past months.

Ecologists and activists believe that Istanbul’s enormous construction projects are driving the boars from their natural habitat in the city’s northern forests, where a third Bosphorus bridge is nearing completion and a third airport is being built.

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