(1): The reintroductions and reinforcements are carried out via soft releases (on-site enclosure with extended periods of breeding and acclimatization), and hunters will voluntarily participate in taking care of the enclosed herds during the project. (2): Hunters will voluntarily gather data for a new field census method of the target species. (3) Individual hunters will be recruited as seasonal wardens to assist official Game Wardens in surveillance across the target species occurrence range.
Starting date: 2016
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Communication, Policy work
Leading partners: Finnish Transport Agency, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Metsähallitus Forestry, Reindeer Herders' Association, Finnish Wildlife Agency, World Wide Fund for Nature Finland, Helsinki Zoo, Ranua Zoo, Ähtäri Zoo