Research on wolves, bears
New research at the University of Lund in southern Sweden is listing the psychological factors leading to the fear of meeting a wolf or bear in the Swedish forests.
The aim is to try to provide the authorities with more information for making the right decisions in the infected debate over the presence of wolves and bears here.
Both Swedish and foreign protests have stormed over Sweden's decision to permit the shooting of wolves to keep the number around 200 - to the outrage of some sheep farmers, reindeer raises and hunters insisting the wolves are killing their dogs and too many deer and European elk or moose.
Meanwhile, the group Wolf Army Sweden is planning a demonstration and a march through the streets of Stockholm in defense of the wolf both in this Nordic nation and around the world.