Stop Killing Wolves in Finland- 135 Left

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of the Environment

Finland wolf population has collapsed because of poaching. In 2005 there were 250 wolves in Finland, last spring's corresponding figure was between 135 and 145. In some areas wolves have disappeared completely.


SOURCE:

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Officials+confirm+that+Finland%E2%80%99s+wolf+population+has+collapsed+because+of+poaching/1135269580535



Stop killing wolves and start educating people as to why wolves are an important part of keeping environments balanced by maintaining biodiversity that contribute to a healthy ecosystem.


Wolves keep the population of old and sick animals in check. If wolves disappear then hundreds of other animals will be affected. Wolves do not eat everything from their prey, and what they do leave behind feeds countless other mammals and birds.


If wolves died out, there would be more plant eating animals and they would eat too many plants, leaving many areas overgrazed. Wolves are very important!

Ms Sirkka-Liisa Anttila
Ministery of Agriculture and Forestry
PO Box 30,
FI-00023 GOVERNMENT
Tel: +358-9-16001
Fax +358-9-1605 4202
Email: kirjaamo.mmm@mmm.fi


Päivi Räsänen

Ministry of the Interior
PO Box 26, FI-00023 Government
Kirkkokatu 12, Helsinki
Tel +358 71 878 0171
Fax +358 71 878 8555

Email: kirjaamo@intermin.fi



Ministry of the Environment

Kasarmikatu 25, Helsinki
P.O. Box 35
FI-00023 GOVERNMENT
Finland

Tel: +358 20 690 160
Fax: + 358 9 1603 9320
E-mail: kirjaamo.ym@ymparisto.fi

Finland wolf population has collapsed because of poaching. In 2005 there were 250 wolves in Finland, last spring's corresponding figure was between 135 and 145. In some areas wolves have disappeared completely.



Stop killing wolves and start educating people as to why wolves are an important part of keeping environments balanced by maintaining biodiversity and contribute to a healthy ecosystem.



Wolves keep the population of old and sick animals in check. If wolves disappear then hundreds of other animals will be affected. Wolves do not eat everything from their prey, and what they do leave behind feeds countless other mammals and birds.



If wolves died out, there would be more plant eating animals and they would eat too many plants, leaving many areas overgrazed. Wolves are very important!

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