The Scandinavian lynx population is increasing

LynxPhoto: Zdeněk Macháček / Unsplash

This winter, 280 family groups of lynx were estimated in Norway and Sweden, an increase of 24 family groups from last winter.

The increase took place mainly in Sweden.

Norway and Sweden have common methods for monitoring lynx. A family group consists of a female lynx accompanied by one or more cubs. 

In Norway, there were about as many family groups of lynx this winter as at the same time last year. In Sweden, on the other hand, there was an increase from 189.5 to 213 family groups this winter.

“The increase in Sweden means that the Scandinavian population increases from 256 to 280 family groups of lynx, of which 67 are in Norway and 213 in Sweden,” Jonas Kindberg, leader of Rovdata, explained.

In total, it is estimated that there are about 1,639 lynxes in Scandinavia – 395 in Norway and 1,244 in Sweden.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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