The Scandinavian Goverments have to change the laws about hunting of Wolves.
Save the few Wolves we have in Scandinavia.
Scandinavia has a population of over 200 wolves (official number in 2007/2008 was 166-210 wolves), that is shared between Sweden and Norway. The Norwegian population is located in the south-east, close to the Swedish border, and consists of 12-18 wolves. The population is protected and compensation is paid for livestock damage.
Sweden has a protected population of around 200 wolves that is growing, and compensation is paid for livestock damage. The last wolf in Denmark was shot in 1813, but in 2009 and 2010 there were speculation that a wolf had crossed the border to Germany. The Swedish wolf population is restricted to forested areas in mid-Sweden. The Scandinavian wolf population is open to some immigration from Finland.
Finland has a stable population of 116-123 wolves. Wolves are legally hunted only in areas with high reindeer densities. Compensation for livestock losses are paid by the state and insurance companies..
The wolf population in Finland is still very small and wolf is classified as a very endangered species. This is why there is a need to increase the number of wolves under the control of administrative authorities.
27 Wolves are shot in the Wild in Sweden. 33 more will be killed.
25 killed in captivity. Skane Animal Parks and Orsa Animal Park in Sweden have killed 2 Wolf packs. The one has 14 Wolves and the second 11 Wolves included cubs.
This is against the directives from EU about protection of Wolves.
In Norway you can apply for a license to hunt wolves even you're not a hunter.
In Finland the Wolves are very threatened because they kill the reindeer in Lapland.
The Wolves are in danger for becoming extinct.
Foreningen Vargruppen (The Wolf Group),
Box 15061, S-104 65
Foreningen Vare Rovdyr (Our Predatory Animals & Birds),
Postboks 17, N-2420
Egholm Wolf Center,
Eghomveg 42. DK-4880
1. To get the respective governments to change the hunting laws and provide compensation to farmers who have lost their animals to wolves.
2. All Wolves in Scandinavia should be listed as Endangered Species!