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"Keeping the Wolf from the Door": a report by Mervi Laaksonen and Luonto-Liiton susiryhmä

An analysis of derogation-based wolf hunting licenses granted in the years 2016-2017 presented to the European Commission.

According to European legislation, wolves are a strictly protected species and their hunting is not allowed. There is however the possibility -in very exceptional situations- to request a hunting permit as long all possible non-lethal alternatives have been tried. Is the law being followed in Finland?

Read our report on PDF here.