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Negotiation of the appealed decision on culling

EPA has the 30 April participated in the oral hearing in the Pre district court in Stockholm concerning an appeal against a decision on the culling of wolf bitch in Junsele.
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The genetically important female wolf that EPA is moved again in his territory near Junsele. There are no major rensamlingar in the area because the villages had time to move their reindeer during the time the female wolf is not found in the area. It is probable that the female wolf now remain in the territory. Drop-off collar with transmitter, which was put on in conjunction with the female wolf moved, has come off by itself.

Female wolf and her male stood in the winter with extensive problems for reindeer herding. Reindeer demolished and flocks dispersed. In field grazing 4 000–5 000 reindeer in winter. Various alternatives were tried. Female wolf had been moved three times before. Since moving is stressful for the animal judged Environmental Protection Agency that it not be appropriate to move her again.

On behalf of the government tried Environmental Protection Agency along with the county administrative boards and the Sami villages to find a solution to female wolf and her male could stay and get puppies in Jung Harness.

But the damage to reindeer herding was serious and extensive and it was hard to find a solution. Twice awarded the Environmental Protection Agency culling. In the first chase sacrificed male wolf. Both times, the decision has been appealed to the Administrative Court of the Association Nordulv, predators, Sweden Wolf Association and Society for Nature Conservation and the hunt is stopped.

Since it was not possible to implement a cull investigated the Environmental Protection Agency if it was possible that despite previous recommendations to move the female wolf a fourth time. The 8 March, the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to move the female wolf. The decision comes from 12 March to 31 mars 2013.

Female wolf Susi moved
The 14 March caught the female wolf in and moved. It was a spirited female is released from between Rimbo and Edsbro in Norrtälje. She recovered quickly after the move and went away from the site.

The night of Maundy Thursday continued the female wolf to wander north and was in the northern part of the municipality of Örnsköldsvik five to six mil from the place where she was captured – see map below.

During the Easter weekend returned female wolf to his territory near Junsele. There are no major rensamlingar in the area because the villages had time to move their reindeer during the time that the female wolf is not found in the area. It is probable that the female wolf now remain in the territory. Drop-off collar with transmitter, which was put on in conjunction with the female wolf moved, has come off by itself. The county administrative boards collaborates with the Sami villages on measures to minimize risk of damage to reindeer herding. EPA is working.

Anyone who has seen the wolf bitch or other predators can add their observations in the database Skandobs where the public can add their observations.

Waiting for the decision of the Management Mr. Right
The case is currently before the administrative court, pending final judgment. The Administrative Court is now preparing the case by allowing the parties to submit further comments. Environmental Protection Agency shall give its opinion in the case no later than 8 mars 2013.

The Administrative Court's first decision

The first time the Environmental Protection Agency's decision regarding protective appealed in January 2013. In February, the administrative court and its decisions overturned when the Environmental Protection Agency's decision. Three criteria must be met for culling should be granted.

  • There should be no other satisfactory solution than culling
  • Protection Hunting must not hamper the prospects of achieving favorable conservation status of the species
  • High probability of serious injury

EPA followed this protection when the hunt was granted in late February.

This has happened Källa; Environmental Protection Agency

Time This happened Further reading
Oktober 2012 Sameby applying for culling  
  EPA rejects the application  
November 2012 Environmental Protection Agency was commissioned by the Government, together with the county administrative boards and the Sami communities try to find a solution  
December 2012 New application for culling in December 2012  
7 januari 2013 EPA rejects the application Press release on the decision
9 januari 2013 Meeting with Sami Press release of the information meeting in Junsele
11 januari 2013 In late December 2012 applying the Sami village of culling Environmental Protection Agency grants culling Press release on the decision of culling
17 januari 2013 Protection Raiders challenged and stopped Press release on interrupted culling
8 februari 2013 EPA requested the Administrative Court that the protection should be resumed the hunt. Environmental Protection Agency's claim is rejected. The Administrative Court does not think the Environmental Protection Agency's decision met the criteria. Press release on appeal
26 februari 2013 New application for culling in February 2013 Press release on the decision
26 februari 2013 Protection Raiders challenged and stopped again Press Release
8 mars 2013 The decision to move the female wolf Press release on the decision
14 mars The bitch has been captured and moved News release
15 mars The bitch has been placed Press Release

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