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Sweden Wolf Hunt: "About 20 wolves can be shot"


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Sweden Wolf Hunt: "About 20 wolves can be shot"
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Between 20 and 29 wolves can be shot during the winter licensed hunting...

The wolf researchers in the Scandinavian wolf research project Skandulv suggests that number to the Environmental Protection Agency in a report.

The number will maintain the population of 200 wolves in the spring which is the level which parliament and the government mandated.

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If they continue to allow hunting, what is going to happen to the wolves that are supposed to genetically enhance the population?



 

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EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik wrote a letter to Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren, saying, "Several aspects of the Swedish wolf policy raise serious questions."

Potocnik questioned the motive for the licensed hunt, namely that it would increase the local population's acceptance for the wolf population, but Carlgren reiterated the reason in his response to Potocnik without commenting on the alternative methods available that Potocnik stated in his letter.

If the hunt proceeds, Potocnik said that he would propose the commission formally complain to the government for failing to comply with EU environmental legislation.

"We consider the hunt incompatibleIdea with EU law partly because it hampers the preservation of a vigourous wolf population. They are so seriously inbred and vulnerable, every wolf is important for the animal's long-term survival," Chairman Mikael Karlsson told news agency TT.

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Wolf hunt continues despite EU criticism...

It can not be called when you shoot around 15 percent of the strictly protected species.

The argument that the hunt will help to reduce inbreeding is rejected as well. You can not see from the figures presented by Sweden.

Although Sweden said that the hunt should be balanced with the repopulation of wolves with other genes, it has not happened yet, write the Commissioner.

There are many other ways to increase understanding. Not least because more and better aid for owners whose animals wolves kill and injure. Isolated, especially difficult, wolves can be shot without a license hunting Potocnik.

He also questions the wolves to be excluded from the present in grazing areas. They cover more than half the country's land area, and has not fixed limits, according to the Environmental Commissioner.

Also prevented the wolf from the natural migration from the Arctic. They simply can not pass the no-go area.

There may be a case in EU court to come but there are several steps there.

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Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren (C) is KU-reported for the decision to continue the licensed hunting of wolves in Sweden.

Notification was filed on Tuesday by Åsa Romson, Member of Parliament for the Green Party who believes that the government has deliberately worked against the parliamentary decision on strengthening the wolf population, and that licensed hunting seriously hampers the prospects for the wolf population.  She also points out that the hunting decision was and is criticized by the EU Commission.

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An area west of Torsby will be exempted from hunting licenses according to Predator Officer Lars Furuholm.  This after wolf researchers at Grimso Research Station recently have found puppy droppings with a special kind of DNA, showing that the puppy is offspring of a Finnish-Russian male in Kynna region in Norway.  Field staff intensfies tracking to determine his territory well before the licensed hunting's start.

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EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potoznik followed through with his warning by sending a letter to the Swedish government Friday regarding the wolf hunt;  stating the policy contains elements that "seem incompatible with EU rules for the conservation of predators.

The Commission must now decide whether the government has violated the EU's environmental laws. In that case you can consider Sweden to be reported to the legal authorities in the EU.

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