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Möjligheten att återintroducera skogsvildrenen till Sverige: Återintroduktionens påverkan i området mellan Mora, Leksand och Vansbro
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The possibility of reintroducing wild forest reindeer in Sweden : Reintroductions impact in the geographical area between Mora, Leksand and Vansbro (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate if Sweden should reintroduce wild forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus Lönn) to the Swedish fauna and what conditions there were for a reintroduction to Vildmarksriket between Mora, Leksand and Vansbro. The purpose was also to investigate the impact of the reintroducement of the stakeholders in the area, such as forest owners, farmers, authorities, organizations and local residents. The methods used were a quantitative attitude survey which consisted of questionnaires and qualitative interviews. The interviews were strategically selected and semi-structured. The conclusion of this study was that stakeholders in the area Vildmarksriket have different opinions about the wild forest reindeer. The issue that concern stakeholders the most and that can create anxiety and conflict in Vildmarksriket is whether the wolves and the bears will be affected by wild forest reindeer and how forestry can be affected. Generally there is a positive attitude towards wild forest reindeer, but there is also a strong uncertainty. Wild forest reindeer can affect species and ecosystems in the region, but the effect seems to be small regardless of whether they are negative or positive. Vildmarksriket still has the potential to be a suitable area for wild forest reindeer to be reintroduced. According to the legislation that exists today, Sweden has no direct juridical obligation to reintroduce wild forest reindeer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Wild forest reindeer, rangifer tarandus fennicus Lönn, reintroduction, Vildmarksriket
National Category
Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124825OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-124825DiVA: diva2:955776
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2016-08-26 Created: 2016-08-26 Last updated: 2016-08-26Bibliographically approved

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