Wolf hunt in central Sweden next year

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(Örjan Holmberg /SverigesRadio)
(Örjan Holmberg /SverigesRadio)
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is to allow a licenced wolf hunt in central parts of Sweden next year.

A total of 30 wolves in Värmland, Örebro and Dalarna counties will be killed in February.

The agency claims the wolf population in Sweden is continuing to grow, with around 400 individuals currently in the wild.

However environmental groups such as the World Wide Fund for Nature have already filed legal protests against the decision, Swedish news agency TT reports.

The European Commission has started legal proceedings against Sweden for allowing wolf hunts, something the EU sees as harmful to the wolf population here. The EU claims the wolf population in Sweden has not yet risen enough to guarantee the health of the species.

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