Norway: Wildlife, Carnivore and Human Management
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Norway: Wildlife, Carnivore and Human Management

… that Norway, with its greater biodiversity intactness, has been far more effective than Scotland in managing and protecting its natural capital resources. This raises the question of whether Scotland can reverse biodiversity decline and build climate resilience by emulating the wildlife management practices employed in Norway?

NORWAY: Evenstad 2022 Wildlife, Carnivore and Human Management
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NORWAY: Evenstad 2022 Wildlife, Carnivore and Human Management

It was quite surprising for me to discover that all predators can be hunted, some without the need for a license (fox, badger, mink, pine marten), and some hunted under a quota system (lynx, wolverine, bear and wolves). Decision making is decentralised through the empowerment of local stakeholders with hunters playing a key role by submitting bag data and helping with the collection of scats for DNA analysis and trail cams to monitor populations of predators.

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