Photo: Wolf Comeback in Scandinavia Stifled by Public Outcry



A gray wolf wearing a radio tag is tracked across the snowy landscape by Skandulv (the Scandinavian Wolf Research Project). The wolves—thought to be extinct until the 1980s—have been increasing their populations in Sweden and Norway.

But as wolf numbers rise, so do conflicts between the wild predators and rural farmers, who are now lobbying for relaxed protections against shooting wolves that threaten livestock.

Photograph courtesy Henrik Andrén


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