The wolf is classified as critically endangered in Norway, according to the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre. Furthermore, the Norwegian parliament supports having a sustainable wolf population. Despite these facts, the country’s Minister of Environment allowed the culling of 42 wolves this winter. The culling of 42 wolves would almost entirely eradicate Norway’s wolf population, that consisted of about 52 – 56 wolves at the last official count in 2017. The decision to kill such a high number of wolves is against international obligations under the Bern Convention. In addition, it is breaching Norwegian laws and decisions made by the parliament.

Please also read: Despite court order Norwegian environmental minister allows killing 42 wolves

According to already 11 wolves in the Julussa and Osdalen pack have been shot by January 5th. The Norwegian government plans to kill another 33 wolves. Killing Wolves in a pack as it is happening in Norway will only amplify the problems.

Wolf’s comeback continues

Nevertheless, a radical killing of wolves like that will not stop the wolf from coming back to Norway. Some centuries ago the wolf was widespread all over Europe. Therefore its comeback to its former home was just a matter of time.

The Norwegian organisations Ulvens Dag, Naturvernforbundet, WWF, NOAH and Foreningen Våre Rovdyr started a petition to stop this unlawful culling of Norwegian wolves. Ulvens Dag will bring this petition to the Ministry of Climate and Environment in the coming days.

We already signed this important petition, like more than 85.000 others. Help us to stop the wolf killing in Norway and support Ulvens Dag and its fellow campaigners.

Find the petition here.


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  1. In oslo wee kill also 400 people with 4000 dieselbuses driving in the city -most of them only have 1-5 people on board. My students IN freen university have regularly 67 buses every hour in driving by with never more than 1-4 people on board. This is also an environmental crimec. Oslo is the oney city with 30 Dieselbuses in one street at a time. Some buslines only have 1-2 passengers in big buses on board and still drive every 10 minutes.

  2. See the Judas wolf among the dead ones – it wears the collar, and let its human killers to the pack.

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