Wolf Association Sweden

Fear of predators


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There is widespread concern about wolves and bears in the Swedish population. What psychological factors are behind this?

The purpose of the project is to gain a deeper understanding of people's fear of wolves and bears and to describe the consequences of the fear of public reaction to various protection- and management measures. Our previous studies have shown that people who express a high degree of fear of large carnivores are also less willing to support measures to preserve them.

Based on psychological theory considering the project in both evolutionary and social factors in fear. A survey of the subjectively experienced fear and acceptance of management measures of wolves and bears conducted among 800 Swedes living in predator areas. Data collected at four locations with documented differences in the experiences of wolves and bears. The questionnaire study identified 16 participants in each place that exhibit different patterns in their fears. These individuals are invited to participate in a laboratory study of psychophysiological and behavioral fear responses.

The results provide guidance on how people's fear of wolves and bears should be addressed in the practical work of wildlife management. The results are relevant to politicians and officials involved in predator management and for locals in predators areas.

Via the Wildlife Protection Fund has over the years 2009-2011 assigned 1 500 000 SEK for the project.

Source: Environmental Protection Agency


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Kill the wolves 2016

Sweden; 42 pieces

Updated 2016-12-30

License Hunt. 2 jan-15 feb. 13 pieces
The hunt in Dalarna completed the 20/1-16

Dalarna / Lövsjöreviret
7/1. 1Male
6/1. 2 He is
3/1. 2 He is + 1 only
2/1. 1 Male

hunting called off. 6 wolves shot
9/1. 1 Hanvarg +1 only
8/1. 2 Mat + 1 Hanvarg
5/9. 1 Hanvarg

Norway; 6 st
Finland; 78 st (Hunting license 2016 19 st)

Kill the wolves 2014-15

Sweden; 71st
Norway; 13st
Finland; 48 st
Updated 2015-12-31
( 142 Scandinavian wolves killed this year)

Culling JAMTLAND & gt;
> 3 wolves shot, 15/2
> 1 wolf shot, 24/2
Licensed hunting 2015
45 Wolves !!
10 wolves shot in Värmland, area 1. 28/1
14 wolves shot in Värmland, area 2. 28/1
12 +1 wolves shot in Orebro, 1/2
4 wolves shot in Dalarna, area 1. 28/1
4+1 wolves shot in the Dalarna region 2. 28/1
2 avräknade p.gr.av sakbbangrepp

Total: 45 kill wolves during the hunt t.o.m 1/2 -15

3 st. hunting suspected crime. 5, 7 January 2015

Tatalt 2014. 48 Pieces

2013 > 33 st. + 14 st. Norwegian
2012 > 56 st. (+ 5 unborn)
2011 > 40 st.
2010 > 60 st.

See page; Compilation kill wolves that you can find under menu "WOLF"

How many wolves we need ? Linda Laikre

Wolf Manifestation in Stockholm 7/3 2015

WAS demonstration Sthlm Miljödep.

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