facebook
twitter
search
search

Sweden, Finland clash over wolf plan

Feb. 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM
| License Photo

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A plan by Sweden to restore its wolf population with pups imported from neighboring countries has met resistance from Finland, officials said.

Finland is reluctant to contribute any of its wolf pups to Sweden's proposal to import wolf pups to boost its domestic wolf population, Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Tuesday.

Finland's reluctance is thought to be because its own wolf population is small, TT said.

"From the Finnish perspective, we think that one should not move the wolf pups at all, any year," Pentti Lahteenoja of the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said.

Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren said decisions to add new wolves will be made locally.

"We're now taking a collective step in order to get viable wolves," Carlgren said.

The importation of pups would start in April, he said.

Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Hyon Yong Chol disparaged Kim Jong Un prior to execution, analyst says
Officials debate 'when to suspend' search for missing Florida boys
In Khamenei Tweet, man resembling Obama holds gun to head
Gangs in El Salvador kill at least six bus drivers to intimidate government
Venezuela arrests 212 suspected criminals, recovers stolen apartments