Evaluation of conservation status
The conservation status of large carnivores is evaluated according to the implementation report of the Habitats Directive.
The starting point in evaluating the overall conservation status of a species differs from endangerment evaluations. Conservation status is evaluated based on biogeographical regions, which in Finland include Boreal and Alpine regions. Evaluation of the overall conservation status takes into account the stability and expansion rate of the natural distribution area of an animal population, as well as the size of the population, how it is developing, how the animal's required habitat is preserved and what the prediction is for the species' future.
Prediction for the future
Overall conservation status
|Distribution area||Population||Habitat||Prediction for the future||Overall conservation status|
|xx||Not known, not evaluated|
Sightings as the basis of population estimates
Natural Resources Institute Finland's (Luke) estimates on the numbers of animals are primarily based on sighting data collected by a volunteer organisation consisting of the contact persons of regional game management associations. Other utilised methods include on-the-ground censuses made by hunter...