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Finland Has Far Fewer Wild Wolves Than Previously Thought, Census Shows

posted Sep 4, 2017, 8:19 PM by chloe owens

6/26/17, by Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

Finland has far fewer wild wolves than previously thought, census shows

Data reveals there are 150 to 180 animals in Finland, where government awards licenses to hunt them…The estimate is much lower than previous estimates, which put the population at more than 230 animals more than a year ago. It also falls a long way short of the estimated 800 individuals needed to sustain a healthy degree of genetic diversity within the population, according to the Wolf Action Group, a conservation committee within the Finnish Nature League.