The wolf is increasingly moving in southern Sweden. With the current minimum level, there must be at least 300 wolves in the country, of which 285 are in central Sweden. There will be ten in the north and five in the south.

The minimum levels should to a greater extent reflect what the inventory of wolves looks like in Sweden's management areas, says Sandra Wahlund, head of the wildlife unit at the County Administrative Board of Gävleborg.

"We propose a reduction to 215 wolves in central Sweden and the other 85 should be located in the southern management area.

The levels are used as a basis for the management of wolves. For example, when deciding on protection and licensed hunting.

The proposal must be submitted to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency no later than 1 March.