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SE: Slight increase in wolf population

Roughly translated by TWIN Observer

The number of wolves in Sweden is approximately constant, with a slight increase over last year. It shows the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual survey, which is done in the winter when you can track in the snow.

The survey says that there were about 355 wolves in the beginning of 2017. A year earlier the figure was 340.

The result has led to the Environmental Protection Agency giving the county administrative boards the right to decide on the licensed hunting of wolves also for next winter. At the same time point out the work that the wolf population had a weak development in recent years, and that the county administrative boards should be careful about deciding on the hunt.

During the past winter 24 were wolves shot in four counties. The boards’ decisions were appealed, but upheld on judicial review.