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Targeted removal of wolves: analysis of the motives for controlled hunting

Författare och institution:
Annelie Sjölander Lindqvist (Institutionen för globala studier & Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI))
Publicerad i:
Wildlife Biology, 21 ( 3 ) s. 138-146
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The return of the grey wolf (Canis lupus lupus), after a temporary absence, to rural and forest-fringe areas has resulted in more encounters between humans and protected wildlife when wolves prey on farmers’ and hunters’ living private property. In locations where wolves are considered problematic, permits can be issued for the controlled hunting of individual wolves to protect livestock and companion animals and prevent damage. I examine applications for the targeted removal of problematic wolves in Sweden through lethal control, and authorities’ decisions regarding controlled hunting. The empirical basis of the paper is a content analysis of applications for and decisions regarding controlled hunting. The data concern three counties in Middle Sweden, with 2002–2010 as the study period. I analyse (1) the applicants’ stated reasons for applying for controlled hunting and (2) the authorities’ rationales for rejecting or approving these applications. My aim is to identify the aspirations, desires, and motives evident in these texts. In investigating controlled hunting applications and decisions, the paper applies anthropological perspectives on ecosystem management, place and landscape, and decision-making, and the results illustrate the underlying framing of the reasons favouring lethal removal. We encounter a layered reflexive communication of intentions and beliefs regarding the goals and interests that should guide state action to manage wolves demonstrating “transgressive” and “unnatural” behaviour threatening the local social and cultural environment. Perceptions diverge regarding how best to understand the natural landscape and how such understandings are embodied in applications and decisions regarding the targeted removal of wolves.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
Annan samhällsvetenskap ->
Tvärvetenskapliga studier
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2015-04-21 14:43
Posten ändrad:
2015-06-09 15:39

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