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Wolves, boar and other wildlife defy contamination to make a comeback at Chernobyl

Wood, Mike; Beresford, Nick. 2015 Wolves, boar and other wildlife defy contamination to make a comeback at Chernobyl. The Conversation.

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Abstract/Summary

The accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 had a devastating impact on the local population and forced 116,000 people to permanently leave their homes. But now researchers have discovered that, while the people may not have returned, the contaminated area of Belarus is teeming with wild animals, including elk, wild boar, deer and wolves. Perhaps surprisingly, many of these numbers seem to be on the rise and some of them are higher than in uncontaminated areas.

Item Type: Publication - Article
CEH Sections: Shore
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access article - full text available via Official URL link. Also available in French.
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 21 Oct 2015 15:51 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/511957

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