Friendly wolves in Norway play with caretakers

The original Scandinavian wolf population died out during the 1960s. The wolves found in Norway and Sweden today are descended from a small number of animals from the Finnish-Russian population that dispersed as far as southern Scandinavia in the 1970s and 1980s. The wolf is red-listed as critically endangered in Norway today.

Wolf numbers in Scandinavia, 2013–14

In winter 2013–14, the monitoring programme showed that there were around 380 wolves in Scandinavia. There were 43 packs and 23–24 scent-marking pairs. In spring 2013, three packs with territories entirely in Norway, five with territories straddling the Norwegian-Swedish border and 32 with territories entirely in Sweden produced litters. This gives a total of 40 litters in Scandinavia in 2013.

The Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats applies to the wolf. The species is included in Appendix II, which lists strictly protected animal species. It is also included in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This Appendix lists species in which trade may be permitted but must be strictly regulated.

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  3. SASS says:

    so important to protect these magnificent beings!

  4. bmfilip2 says:

    They are very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

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