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Wolf Management in Dalarna County: A case study on the wolfs' stakeholders attitude
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The predators’ management plan is needed for the County Administrative Board to manage the big predators of the county in an efficient way. The wolf is one animal that gets a lot of attention in media, and many people have strong feelings regarding its existence in Swedish nature. The thesis’ purpose is to investigate what different stakeholders feel about the wolf management plan of the Dalarna County. Different stakeholders, that have some kind of relation with the wolves in Sweden, were picked for this study. The stakeholders that were picked were the Swedish Society of Nature Conservation, the Federation of Swedish Farmers, local politicians, the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management, and the County Administrative Board of Dalarna. The thesis is based on interviews with these stakeholders. Some of them were negative and some of them had a positive attitude towards wolves. Through that behaviour two different patterns were clearly being noticed that the stakeholders are following. The first pattern includes a positive attitude against wolves and the second one a more negative attitude. A good solution to neutralise the different attitudes seems to be ecotourism, as for example wolf safaris. It is an effective idea that people in Dalarna can easily adapt and use.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 35 p.
National Category
Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-25615OAI: diva2:845228
Subject / course
Ecotechnology and Environmental Science
Educational program
Eco Entrepreneur for Sustainable Development NEKEG 180 higher education credits
Available from: 2015-08-25 Created: 2015-08-11 Last updated: 2015-08-25Bibliographically approved

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