Wolf Population Stable in Scandinavia

Norway has an uneasy relationship with its wolf population


Aftenposten / November 6, 2007

Researchers have found traces of 40-50 wolves in Norwegian territory for the winter of 2006-2007, and the population in the region appears stable.

Half of the animals traced did not stray outside of Norway, the other half also roamed to areas in Sweden, according to the status report from research project Skandulv.

The conclusion of the report is that there were at least 136 and at most 169 wolves in Norway, Sweden and Finland during the winter season, with measurements taken from Oct. 1, 2006 to Feb. 28, 2007.

In the same period the year before there were between 141 and 160 wolves in the region, leading to the conclusion that the population is "stable or in extremely limited growth".