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Permissions for killing wolves in 2013

January is always a good time for statistics on the past year. I took the time to evaluate the permissions given for killing wolves in whole Finland in 2013.

According to the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, in February 2013, 120-135 wolves were living in Finland. During the year 2013, 35 decisions about applications for special permissions were issued. The applicants asked for permissions to kill alltogether 89 wolves. For 28 wolves, permission were ultimately granted. RKTL got permission to catch 5 wolves alive for research.

Good news is, the Finnish hunting authority has not yet completely submitted to the pressure. Approving less than 30% of the requested kill rate is not that bad.

Bad news is, the high requested number shows that there is lots of work still to be done with regards to education and information.

Really bad news is that the granted licenses still allowed the killing of 24,4 - 27,5% of the whole wolf population, which was already dangerously low.

Some of the applications appear reasonable, most are clearly motivated by lack of knowledge, hatred or purely financial motives. Some are even absurd, such as the one in Varsinais Suomi which lead to decision 2013/00071, where the applicant wanted a license to kill a wolf because it allegedly caused the death of a cow by heart attack.

In the following is a list of all decisions issued in 2013. Let's hope for a better result in 2014!

Region Decision Date Requested Granted
Keski Suomi 2013/00002 18.01.2013 2 0
2013/00026 12.02.2013 1 0
Lappi 2012/00671 02.01.2013 2 2
2013/00531 29.10.2013 1 1
2013/00532 25.10.2013 5 3
2013/00533 28.10.2013 1 1
2013/00538 31.10.2013 5 3
2013/00554 21.11.2013 3 1
2013/00555 22.11.2013 1 1
Oulu 2012/00378 30.01.2013 3 2
2013/00002 08.01.2013 2 2
2013/00008 25.01.2013 2 1
2013/00357 13.11.2013 2 1
Pohjanmaa    2013/00070 14.03.2013 2 0
2013/00099 27.05.2013 2 0
2013/00100 08.05.2013 5 0
2013/00237 14.11.2013 3 0
Pohjois Karjala 2012/00284 08.01.2013 3 0
Satakunta  2012/00250 09.01.2013 2 0
2013/00043 14.03.2013 2 1
Uusimaa 2013/00279 23.12.2013 1 0
Varsinais Suomi   2013/00045 08.02.2013 2 0
2013/00071 14.03.2013 1 0
2013/00073 02.04.2013 10 0
Kainuu   2012/00420 08.01.2013 2 0
2013/00001 21.01.2013 1 1
2013/00003 06.02.2013 2 0
2013/00005 18.02.2013 2 2
2013/00013 14.03.2013 2 1
2013/00016 11.03.2013 2 0
2013/00020 05.04.2013 5 5
2013/00389 19.11.2013 10 0
2013/00393 21.11.2013 1 1
2013/00394 04.12.2013 3 3
2013/00396 16.12.2013 1 1
Sum 94 33

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Susien määrä Suomessa

Maaliskuu 2016
200-235
Lähde: LuKe

Poikkeusluvat

  Suden tappamiseen
  Haettiin Myön.
2016 4 2
2015 239 120
2014 56 26
2013 89 28
  Suden kiinniottamiseen
  Haettiin Myön.
2016 0 0
2015 0 0
2014 150 150
2013 5 5

Susien määrä, lähde: Suomen Riistakeskus
Viimeksi päivitetty: 25.01.2016

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