Tag Archives: Sweden

Sweden stops licensed wolf hunts after criticism from EU commission

[large thumbnail url=”sweden-stops-licensed-wolf-hunts-after-criticism-from-eu-commission” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”sweden-stops-licensed-wolf-hunts-after-criticism-from-eu-commission” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”17″] Stockholm, Sweden (Associated Press) – Sweden says it will stop its licensed hunt for wolves this year due to the threat of legal action from the European Union.

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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.

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Swedish government defends wolf hunt in face of lawsuit

[large thumbnail url=”swedish-government-defends-wolf-hunt-in-face-of-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”swedish-government-defends-wolf-hunt-in-face-of-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] Stockholm – Licensed wolf hunting is necessary to secure public support for a viable wolf population in Sweden, Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren on Monday said in response to European Commission criticism of the practice earlier this year.

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AFP: Controversial Swedish wolf hunt ends, one shy of target

[large thumbnail url=”afp-controversial-swedish-wolf-hunt-ends-one-shy-of-target” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”afp-controversial-swedish-wolf-hunt-ends-one-shy-of-target” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”17″] STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s controversial wolf hunt, which has sparked widespread criticism from environmentalists and legal action from the European Commission, ended with hunters failing to cull one of the 20 animals in the quota, officials said Wednesday.

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Swedish minister defends hunt claiming it will help wolves

[large thumbnail url=”swedish-minister-defends-hunt-claiming-it-will-help-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”swedish-minister-defends-hunt-claiming-it-will-help-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren defended the licensed wolf hunt in Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, on Tuesday, claiming that it would help bring in new wolves and save the wolf population from inbreeding, while experts say the population is just too small.

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Swedish government under fire over wolf hunt

[large thumbnail url=”swedish-government-under-fire-over-wolf-hunt” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”swedish-government-under-fire-over-wolf-hunt” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”19″] The European Commission plans to take legal action against Sweden over a wolf hunt that allegedly breaches EU law

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Sweden mulls tougher laws against illegal wolf hunting

[large thumbnail url=”sweden-mulls-tougher-laws-against-illegal-wolf-hunting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”sweden-mulls-tougher-laws-against-illegal-wolf-hunting” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”10″]  Stockholm – The Swedish government wants ‘tougher’ legislation against illegal hunting of wolves, Environment Minsiter Andreas Carlgren said Monday, on the eve of this year’s licensed wolf hunt.

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Sweden continues schizophrenic approach to wolves

[large thumbnail url=”sweden-continues-schizophrenic-approach-to-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”22″] [thumbnail icon url=”sweden-continues-schizophrenic-approach-to-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”22″] A council vote for a Swedish municipality declares its desire to remain wolf-free.

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Sweden considers importing more wolves, after first wolf hunt in decades

[large thumbnail url=”sweden-considers-importing-more-wolves-after-first-wolf-hunt-in-decades” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”sweden-considers-importing-more-wolves-after-first-wolf-hunt-in-decades” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”29″] Sweden sends mixed messages about it’s wolf recovery program as they announce plans to import wolves to infuse new blood in to their small population.

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Editorial: Public hunt in Sweden sparks international controversy

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-public-hunt-in-sweden-sparks-international-controversy” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”15″] Jess Edberg, Information Services Director for the International Wolf Center, published an article regarding the recent open wolf hunt held in Sweden.

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Critics speak out after Sweden’s wolf hunt ends

[large thumbnail url=”critics-speak-out-after-swedens-wolf-hunt-ends” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”critics-speak-out-after-swedens-wolf-hunt-ends” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”09″] It took only four days for hunters in Sweden to reach the quota set for the country’s first hunt in 45 years. Critics are slamming the government’s decision to hold the hunt, and how the hunt was carried out.

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Sweden culls its resurgent wolves; Critics claim hunt is illegal

[large thumbnail url=”sweden-culls-its-resurgent-wolves-critics-claim-hunt-is-illegal” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”04″] [thumbnail icon url=”sweden-culls-its-resurgent-wolves-critics-claim-hunt-is-illegal” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”01″ day=”04″] The BBC is reporting that Sweden may have killed as many as two-thirds of their wolf hunt quota, and injured several more, on the day of their wolf hunt.

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Sweden to allow wolf hunting for first time in 45 years

[large thumbnail url=”montana-extends-public-comment-phase-regarding-wolf-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-extends-public-comment-phase-regarding-wolf-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”09″] For the first time in nearly a half a century, Sweden will allow wolf hunting after a decision to limit the country’s wolf numbers.

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