Learn about large carnivores in Finland
Finland has long experience in conserving large carnivores and managing their populations, and indeed there is wide interest abroad in the Finnish policy on large carnivores. This is why the Finnish carnivores website is now also available in English, which allows to give information and take part in the exchange of information and views on large carnivores across Europe.
The English carnivores website www.largecarnivores.fi offers a lot of information on the four large carnivores in Finland: wolf, bear, lynx and wolverine. Besides the highly popular details on the species and their tracks there is information on the conservation and management of large carnivores and their position in society.
“We wish to tell about the varying interests relating to large carnivores from the perspective of management, conservation or, for example, reindeer husbandry” says Sami Niemi, Ministerial Adviser at the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
The website is maintained by Eurosite member Metsähallitus, the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Finnish Wildlife Agency, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment.