Lynx in Finland

The about 2000 Eurasian lynx in Finland, according to a 2008 estimate. The lynx population in Finland has been increasing every year since 1991, and is now estimated to be  larger than at any any time in modern times. Limited hunting is permitted. In 2009 the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry gave a permit for hunting of 340 lynx individuals. Eurasian Lynx – Wikipedia

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In 1950, no lynx were left in Finland. Due to an intense immigration from Russia, most pronounced in the 1960s, the south-east of the country was recolonised (PULLIAINEN 1992). This region has since then always been – and still is – the core area of the Finnish population with the highest lynx densities

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