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Norway’s wild goats

Date: 17.02.2015 Author: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Category: Farm Animals

A project aiming to characterize wild Norwegian goats was initiated in February with a field trip.


Kystgeit. Photo taken by Anna Rehnberg | NIBIO | Norsk genressurssenter.

A wild goat population, which has been roaming an island in Norway’s Sunnmøre district since the 1950s, will be subject of a study being carried out this year. The project was initiated with a field trip to the island of Skorpa beginning of February. The project, which is lead by Bioforsk Tingvoll, also includes members of NordGen, the Norwegian Genetic Resource Center, Søre Sunnmøre landbrukskontor and Mattilsynet. For pictures and a short account of the field trip please see here.

We look forward to finding out more about this rare breed!