The Wolf Intelligencer


Sweden – Sverige


Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden / Greenland

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Eurasion Wolf (Canis lupus lupus)

Population Statistics [250-340?] Varg, population Skandinavien – Naturvårdsverket

Legal Status; Protected/Managed, with seasonal culls.
Rättslig status

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Skandulv – The Scandinavian Wolf Project
Varg i Sverige | Världsnaturfonden WWF
Wolf Association Sweden (Suecia)
The Swedish Carnivore Association (SCA)
Svenska rovdjursföreningen
Proyecto Wolf (Escandinavia)

News Resources & Publications
nyheter resurser och publikationer
The Local (Sweden)
Svensk Jakt
Epoch Times

de senaste nyheterna

Wolf and Wildlife News from Sweden

Journal Articles

Behavioral effects of wolf presence on moose habitat selection: testing the landscape of fear hypothesis in an anthropogenic landscape. Sand H, Jamieson M, Andrén H, Wikenros C, Cromsigt J, Månsson J. Oecologia. 2021 Aug


Landscape of fear refers to the spatial variation in prey perception of predation risk, that under certain conditions, may lead to changes in their behavior. Behavioral responses of prey in relation to large carnivore predation risk have mainly been conducted in areas with low anthropogenic impact. We used long-term data on the distribution of moose in different habitat types in a system characterized by intensive management of all three trophic levels (silviculture, harvest of wolves and moose) to study effects on moose habitat selection resulting from the return of an apex predator, the wolf. We assumed that coursing predators such as wolves will cause an increased risk for moose in some habitat types and tested the hypotheses that moose will avoid open or young forest habitats following wolf establishment. After wolf recolonization, moose reduced their use of one type of open habitat (bog) but there was neither change in the use of the other open habitat type (clear-cut), nor in their use of young forest. Wolf establishment did not influence the use of habitat close to dense habitat when being in open habitats. Thus, the effect of wolves varied among habitat types and there was no unidirectional support for a behavioral effect of wolves’ establishment on moose habitat use. Human-driven habitat heterogeneity, concentration of moose forage to certain habitat types, and the effects of a multiple predator guild on moose may all contribute to the results found. We conclude that the landscape of fear is likely to have weak ecological effects on moose in this system.

Economic Studies on Wildlife Management and Conservation. Lozano Galindez, J.E., 2020.

Agent-based models predict patterns and identify constraints of large carnivore recolonizations, a case study of wolves in Scandinavia MR Recio, A Singer, P Wabakken, H Sand – Biological Conservation, 2020 Nov

Does recolonization of wolves affect moose browsing damage on young Scots pine?. Gicquel M, Sand H, Månsson J, Wallgren M, Wikenros C.Forest Ecology and Management. 2020 Oct

Evaluating how Swedish hunters determine which species belong in nature. Peterson MN, Chen A, von Essen E, Hansen HP. European Journal of Wildlife Research. 2020 Oct

Poaching-related disappearance rate of wolves in Sweden was positively related to population size and negatively to legal culling. Liberg O, Suutarinen J, Åkesson M, Andrén H, Wabakken P, Wikenros C, Sand H. Biological Conservation. 2020 Mar

Relationships Between Livestock Damages and Large Carnivore Densities in Sweden. Dalerum F, Selby LO, Pirk CW. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2020 Jan

Habitat segregation between brown bears and gray wolves in a human‐dominated landscape. Milleret C, Ordiz A, Chapron G, Andreassen HP, Kindberg J, Månsson J, Tallian A, Wabakken P, Wikenros C, Zimmermann B, Swenson JE. Ecology and Evolution. 2018 Dec

Gastrointestinal helminths of gray wolves (Canis lupus lupus) from Sweden
MNS Al-Sabi, L Rääf, E Osterman-Lind, H Uhlhorn… – Parasitology research, 2018

[HTML] Mapping social-ecological systems to understand the challenges underlying wildlife management
S Dressel, G Ericsson, C Sandström – Environmental Science & Policy, 2018

Identifying potential areas for an expanding wolf population in Sweden
T Eriksson, F Dalerum – Biological Conservation, 2018

Wolf and bear depredation on livestock in northern Sweden 1827–2014: combining history, ecology and interviews. Axelsson Linkowski W, Kvarnström M, Westin A, Moen J, Östlund L. Land. 2017 Sep

Fear or food–abundance of red fox in relation to occurrence of lynx and wolf. Wikenros C, Aronsson M, Liberg O, Jarnemo A, Hansson J, Wallgren M, Sand H, Bergström R. Scientific reports. 2017 Aug

[HTML] Costs of Livestock Depredation by Large Carnivores in Sweden 2001 to 2013; M Widman, K Elofsson – Ecological Economics 2017 Jul

Phantoms of the forest: legacy risk effects of a regionally extinct large carnivore. Sahlén E, Noell S, DePerno CS, Kindberg J, Spong G, Cromsigt JP. Ecology and evolution. 2016 Feb

När jagar vargar vildsvin?. Wachtmeister, L., 2015

Direct experience and attitude change towards bears and wolves. Eriksson M, Sandström C, Ericsson G. Wildlife Biology. 2015 May

The management of large carnivores in Sweden—challenges and opportunities. Sandström C, Johansson M, Sjölander-Lindqvist A. Wildlife Biology. 2015 May

A boreal invasion in response to climate change? Range shifts and community effects in the borderland between forest and tundra. Elmhagen B, Kindberg J, Hellström P, Angerbjörn A. Ambio. 2015 Jan

Competition between recolonizing wolves and resident lynx in Sweden. Wikenros C, Liberg O, Sand H, Andren H. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2010 Feb

Territorial variation in wolves diet? A comparison of 11 territories in Sweden. Knappwost, U., 2006

Diseases and mortality in free-ranging brown bear (Ursus arctos), gray wolf (Canis lupus), and wolverine (Gulo gulo) in Sweden. Mörner T, Eriksson H, Bröjer C, Nilsson K, Uhlhorn H, Ågren E, Segerstad CH, Jansson DS, Gavier-Widén D. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2005 Apr

Attitudes of hunters, locals, and the general public in Sweden now that the wolves are back. Ericsson G, Heberlein TA. Biological conservation. 2003 Jun



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