Norway reprieves 32 of 47 wolves earmarked for cull

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Under Norway’s endangered predator laws, only 15 lone wolves proved to pose a threat to livestock
The Norwegian government has issued a last-minute reprieve for 32 of the 47 wolves that had been earmarked for a cull to protect sheep flocks.
The plans to kill two-thirds of the country’s wolves caused outrage among conservationists at home and abroad when they were announced by local predator management boards in September, with warnings the cull would be disastrous for the species. Continue reading…