Finland: Lynx Population Reaches 100-Year High
THE FINNISH Game and Fisheries Research has estimated that the native lynx population is thriving with between 1,350 to 1,500 of them.
The wolverine population has also grown at a more steady pace with between 150 to 170 last winter. Five wolverine litters have been sighted and the estimated minimum population has doubled since 1991.
Last winter the country’s lynx population was estimated at between 1,350 and 1,500 individuals. The estimate is based on litter observations.
The figure seems to have doubled since 1994, when the minimum population was estimated at a mere 700 individuals.
In recent years the country’s lynx population has increased especially in the provinces of Southern Savo, Kainuu, and Central Finland.
In Northern Savo the lynx population continues to be larger than in the other game preservation districts.