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Title of the project

Large carnivore monitoring


Large carnivore monitoring for population estimation.

There is a network of large carnivore contact persons to which public can report on any LC observations.
Contact persons fill a form and give reports to the research institute. Institute analyses reports and improves the estimation of LC population by combining the results with other research.
Hunting licenses can be issued more precisely to some areas depending on the estimated density.

Monitoring mainly done by hunters but not coordinated by the Association


Country Finland
Level National


Species Caracteristics Protected species, Huntable species, Threatened species
Species Type Large carnivores
Name(s) of main species Brown bear (Ursus arctos)

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners Finnish Game an Fisheries Research Institute (http://www.rktl.fi/riista/)