Sweden to recalculate wolf numbers using excrement

From TheLocal.se in Sweden:

Sweden’s Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvärdsverket) is trialing a new method of calculating the country’s stock of wild wolves: collecting and analysing their excrement.

The current model estimates the population based on the number of young found that season, but it does not take into account the animals that die during the same period. The method has been criticised by both the Swedish Carnivore Association and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

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