The wolverine population is recovering
The wolverine population has increased significantly in Finland.
According to the Center for Natural Resources, when compared with the early 1990s, the number of individuals of a large predator from the weasel family has grown tenfold.
According to rough estimates, the wolverine population is about 400 individuals. They live mainly in the deep forests of the east and north of the country.
In the past, the wolverines were almost completely exterminated, but now, thanks to protective measures, the population is slowly but surely recovering.
Wolverine was added to the list of protected animals in 1982. Then the population numbered only a few dozen individuals.
In particular, reindeer breeders disliked the wolverine, since the wolverine hunts reindeer. The state is now compensating reindeer owners for the damage caused by the predator.
Besides Finland, the wolverine is also found in Sweden, Norway and Russia.