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A reindeer cull to prevent chronic wasting disease in Europe

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The emergence of chronic wasting disease among wild reindeer in Norway triggered the decision to eradicate an entire population of more than 2,000 animals. The cull, now complete, was a tremendously difficult process both politically and practically.

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  1. Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    • Atle Mysterud
  2. Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Trondheim, Norway

    • Atle Mysterud
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