WWF criticizes Norway for decision to kill almost two thirds of all wolves in the country

Dead wolfPhoto: Statens naturoppsyn / NTB
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WWF reacted to a recent decision by the Predatory Game Committees to kill almost two thirds of all wolves in Norway.

The Predatory Game Committees in Hedmark (region 5) and Oslo, Akershus, and Østfold (region 4) have granted killing permits for 32 wolves in five territories within the wolf zone. 

Additionally, according to the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), a total of 27 wolves outside the wolf zone will be hunted. 

This winter, a total of 103 to 106 wolves were registered in Norway. 

Out of the total, 56 of them are completely Norwegian.

“The decision violates the Constitution, the Berne Convention, and the Biodiversity Act. 

“None of the wolves any danger to grazing animals,” Secretary-General Karoline Andaur of WWF noted in a press release.

“Conservation of wolves and other predator species in Norway must be seen in the perspective of the global work to preserve biodiversity,” she added.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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