22.9 C
Sunday, July 21, 2024
HomeAnimalConservationists Find More Critically Endangered Arctic Fox Cubs in Finnish Lapland

Conservationists Find More Critically Endangered Arctic Fox Cubs in Finnish Lapland


Related stories

Xi reaffirms China’s support for Tajikistan during rare visit

Beijing, Dushanbe announced upgrading of diplomatic relations.Chinese President Xi...

Russia Bomb Kids’ Hospital in Kyiv, Massive Casualties

Kyiv (8/07 – 62.5)Ohmatdyt Children's Hospital in Kyiv was...

One must not take Trump at his word, says Juncker

Budapest (5/7 – 11.11)Former European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker...

China, Tajikistan elevate ties during Xi’s landmark visit

China and Tajikistan on Friday announced the elevation of ties to...

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Tatyana Shevtsova stole millions from Putin

Former Russian Deputy Defense Minister Tatyana Shevtsova, who officially...

Two more dens used by the critically endangered Arctic fox have been discovered in Finnish Lapland, with about nine new cubs born at the two spots.

The revelation brings the estimated number of Arctic fox cubs born in Finland over the summer to 25.

Inspectors from Finland’s wildlife agency Metsähallitus last week reported the discovery of two new dens made by the very endangered species, adding that a total of 16 cubs had been born in the nests over the summer.

One of the dens, located near the Enontekiö fells, is the same site where an Arctic fox den was found in Finland for the first time in 25 years last November.

The two new nests, and the newborn cubs, were picked up by game cameras.

“We had also been observing these nests for a long time, but it was only a few days ago that the game camera images we received revealed the cubs to us,” nature conservation specialist Tuomo Ollila stated in a Metsähallitus press release.

Petteri Tolvanen, Programme Director of the Finnish branch of WWF, said the new discovery confirms that the Arctic fox is making a comeback in Finland.

“However, conservation work must continue in order to build on this positive development,” Tolvanen stated.

Metsähallitus and WWF have been running feeding stations in the areas around the fells in order to support the survival of Arctic fox cubs and also help the adults to remain in the region, even when natural food supplies are low.

The conservation efforts also try to limit the number of red fox, which is the natural rival of the Arctic fox.

Source: Yle

Latest stories