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Swedish wolves threatened by under-reported poaching

[large thumbnail url=”swedish-wolves-threatened-by-under-reported-poaching” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”swedish-wolves-threatened-by-under-reported-poaching” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”17″] Sweden (BBC) – Illegal poaching accounts for over half of all deaths of Swedish wolves, suggests a new study.

Basing their estimates on long-term wolf counts, the researchers reveal that two-thirds of poaching goes undetected.

The study suggests that without the past decade of persecution Swedish wolves would be four times more abundant than they are today.

The study’s findings are reported in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Read the entire article on bbc.co.uk: Swedish wolves threatened by under-reported poaching

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