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The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency: "No move will be made"

2020-01-22T16:22:19.747Z

It is the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency that decides whether the wolf should be moved and precisely the wolf that has now been found in the area around Jörn will not be moved.



It is in consultation with the Swedish Board of Agriculture that the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that the wolf in the Jörn area is not suitable to move.

- It has been in Sweden for about three months and due to the risk of infection for rabies we do not want to move it until it has been in the country for at least four months which it did not. We have therefore announced that there will be no relocation of this wolf, says Hanna Dittrich Söderman, game manager at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Works on preventative measures

She further states that the county administrative board is now allowed to decide what measures to take based on their decisions. The other two wolves documented by the county administrative board this winter have been in the country for more than four months. There, a move could be up to date but no decision has been made yet.

Earlier this winter, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency paid compensation to five Sami villages in Norrbotten. More actions may be needed.

- We are working on a further decision on preventive measures and are preparing it now, we have a close dialogue with the Sami Parliament and the county administrative boards, says Hanna Dittrich Söderman.

Source: svt

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