Would you welcome a wolf in your back yard?

Earlier this year, two unexpected guests crossed the sea to reach the largest of the Åland Islands, an archipelago of 6,700 mostly tiny isles between Sweden and Finland. The long, hard winter had frozen the Baltic more extensively than for many a year. A daring few among 30,000 Åland islanders drove their cars over the ice […]

Lapland reindeer go high-tech with tracking sensors to protect them from wolves

*Note From Staff* – The following is a comment made by a member of Wolf Education International who lives in Finland. “The main issue is about how to find reindeer killed by predators. Today some 5000 are found but the annual loss is more than 30,000 reindeer. The reindeer herders get compensation only for found […]

Should Finland’s Wolves Be Hunted or Protected?

Finland has a wolf problem. Five and a half million humans share the country with an estimated 235 wolves, and that’s too many, say rural Finns, whose livestock and hunting dogs are being killed. Some parents are scared that wolves will attack their children. “Before, wolves were afraid of people,” Kettunen tells me. “Now people […]

Finland Wolf Culling

HELSINKI, Finland – Finnish authorities said Monday they plan to maintain culling of the protected wolf population to prevent illegal poaching, despite opposition from environmentalists. Fifty-five out of Finland’s 290 grey wolves were culled during the 2015-2016 hunting season, and the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said culling needed to continue.<<<Read More>>>  

Fifth of Finland’s wolves killed in month-long cull

Nearly one fifth of Finland’s endangered wolf population was killed in a controversial month-long cull which ended at the weekend, authorities said on Monday. Authorities gave permits to licensed hunters to kill 46 of Finland’s estimated 250 grey wolves in a cull intended to curb illegal poaching. “The catch was altogether 43 wolves… meaning that […]

Map: Wolf Distribution in Finland, Sweden and Norway

The map comes from a report, “Predatory Behavior of Wolves in Scandinavia.”

Wolves’ Tactic to Lure Domestic Dogs Into Ambush Attack

An article found at CBC News in Canada, relates the story of a third domestic dog being attacked and killed by wolves: “This past weekend, wolves attacked and killed a Yukon family’s dog in the Judas Creek subdivision at Marsh Lake. It is the third reported incident of a wolf attacking a dog in the […]