Sweden wants to cooperate with Norway on wolf population management

WolvesPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Last week, the Swedish parliament (Riksdag) adopted a population target for wolves in Sweden. The decision also notes that Sweden should seek out cooperation with Norway on wolf population management.

The decision states that “the government should investigate the possibilities for cooperation with Norway on the management of the Scandinavian wolf population as the population is in both countries,” rovdyr.org writes.

On Wednesday, the government body Naturvårdsverket was commissioned to investigate in more detail what is required to bring the wolf population down to the level set by the Riksdag – between 170 and 270 animals.

Several Swedish politicians rovdyr.org has spoken to believe that Norway and Sweden can eventually launch joint management of the wolf population.

Isak From from the Social Democrats believes that Sweden and Norway have a joint responsibility for the populations of large predators on the Scandinavian peninsula, while John Widegren from the Moderates emphasizes that the decision is primarily about examining whether it is possible to achieve cooperation.

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