torstai 19. tammikuuta 2017

Update on wolf hunting and licences 19th of Jan.

Here is a small update on the situation:

As of 17th of Jan (permits are made available for public to view 2 days after decision) the amount of wolves requested to be hunted totaled at 69 individuals.
Out of these 7 were requested and given to reindeer herding area. (no quota)
As for the rest of Finland, 62 individuals were requested to be hunted (quota was set at 53 individuals).

Permits were granted for 20 wolves (as of the 17th), out of which 13 were granted to Northern-Karelia. (amount requested from N-K was 44 wolves).

As of 19th (today) 10 wolves have been killed since the beginning of the year. 1 was removed by the order of the police as the male wolf was suffering from a mange and 9 individuals have been shot with exempt permits, all of which have had a tendency to visit yards (definition for a yard visit is wolf moving less than 100 meters from an inhabited house, animal shed or farm.)

2 kommenttia:

  1. stop the killing of wolves in finnland, finnland is a member of EU and the wolves are protected spices. They are creation of nature. a member of the circel of live. if humans take of creations the circel of live gets brooken, like in norway. they nearly killed all wolves and now there are to much of Moskus, so they make problems. We don´t have the right of killing animals just because we have guns and we want too. give the wolves a chance. Hunter have killed to many of them at all the packs are brocken and the young wolves now try to find a new pack and new family thats all, we do not kill the son of our neigbours just because he want merried our doughter. our because he is hungry because his parents are not at home or died. stop this barbaric cruelty now before it is to late, th y

  2. Wolves in Finland aren't hunted for sport or fun, but to safeguard human lives. Most of the licences granted this year are given for that purpose. Wolves have become habituated and even with deterring/hazing operations, they keep returning to prowl around yards. This in the end poses a risk to human safety, if they accidentally end up activating wolves predatory response.
    Many of these yard visits happen in areas with healthy and reproducing packs.