facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Sweden, Finland clash over wolf plan

Feb. 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM   |   Comments

| 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.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
3
Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier
4
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
5
New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley New York buses will feature anti-Islam ads depicting James Foley
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback