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Aarhus University awarded contract for wildlife management

The university won the competition in the latest tender for public sector consultancy in wildlife management in Denmark.

In the coming four years, wildlife management in Denmark will continue to be supported by research and consultancy from Aarhus University.

The Danish Centre for Environment and Energy (DCE) and the Department of Bioscience (AU Bioscience) won contracts for research and public sector consultancy valued at a total of DKK 14 million annually from 2018 up to and including 2021, with an option of extension for up to two years.

This is the first tender following the announcement that all funds in the area of public sector consultancy under the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark would be subject to competitive bidding in the coming years.

The tender was divided into two contracts – one for research and consultancy in the management of hunting, conflict species and invasive animals, and one for the management of animals and mammals, as well as human impact on the species.

Both contracts were clearly won by DCE/Bioscience, as shown in the assessment of the submitted offers in the Danish Environmental Protection Agency’s evaluation. The staff and management at the university can now plan the wildlife management work for at least the next four years.

“This is great acknowledgement of the good and solid work we provide in the area of wildlife management. We got the highest ratings in all the partial parameters set out by the ministry, showing that we have strong research environments that are competitive, also in the area of public sector consultancy. Wildlife research and consultancy at Kalø and Roskilde are good examples of top-class public sector consultancy,” says Director Hanne Bach, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy.

The contracts have been signed with effect from 1 January 2018.


For more information, please contact

Director Hanne Bach
+45 8715 1348