Toward social sustainability in large carnivore management—background and importance of illegal killing

Project: Research project

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Description (abstract)

The national management of large mammalian carnivores is threatened by illegal killings occuring all over Finland. Population management of these species requires not only consideration of ecological sustainability but also consideration of societal sustainability.

It is widely experienced among general public that the latter is deteriorated and this results in illegal killing of large carnivores. In this study, we examine illegal killings of large carnivores as a phenomenon; its backround and impact on management of large mammalian carnivores.
Effective start/end date01/12/201031/03/2013