November 30, 2022

Swedish wolves need more genetic diversity

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According to the agency’s latest population census, there are some 400 wolves living in the center of the country. But they are in need of new bloodlines from other wolf packs found to the east in Finland and Russia.

“Today (the Swedish wolf population) looks OK. But we need to be sure that we have at least one immigrant every five years to have this low number of wolves and still have a favorable reference population,” Willebrand tells Radio Sweden.

Source: Swedish wolves need more genetic diversity: study