Management of the invasive Raccoon Dog in the North-European countries An early warning system will be established to track immigration of raccoon dogs and innovative culling/management methods will be applied to control the species.
Project findings are also expected to be transferable to many other invasive species. In alignment with the Rio Convention on Biological Diversity as well as the Bern- and RAMSAR conventions this project aims to: Prevent damage to native biodiversity Prevent the establishment of a viable wild population of raccoon dogs in Sweden, Norway and Denmark Limit any increase and dispersal of the target species in Finland Use innovative methods to reduce and eradicate invasive species such as raccoon dogs Use tagging with GPS/VHF transmitters for effective culling Use innovative methods to learn more about the social behaviour of invasive species Disseminate project findings among hunters, local communities, ornithologists and international stakeholders of invasive species Improve awareness among the public to report sightings of raccoon dogs. Methodology 1. Note presence – 2nd Catch – 3rd Labeling – 4. Follow-up – 5th Termination and Lock Medium Trial – 6. Killed raccoon dogs
Starting date: 2010
Species: Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes Procyonoides)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Abundant species, Invasive Alien species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Communication
Leading partners: Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management (https://jagareforbundet.se/jakten/hunting-in-sweden/)