The Arctic fox – on its way back to Gränslandet

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The last 3-4 years have been exciting times for the arctic foxes in Scandinavia. The species is very threatened in both Sweden and Norway. Different support actions on both sides of the border together with two consecutive “lemming years” (2010 och 2011), have made it possible for this charming fox to reclaim areas where no foxes have been observed for decades, Femundsmarka is one such area.

We encourage everyone who sees an arctic fox to report the sighting to the relevant country´s authorities. Statens naturoppsyn in Norway or the County Administrative Board in Sweden.

The more information we have about the Arctic fox, the more we can do to help it survive.

fjellrev_sylan_2012_redigertFoto: Tom Johansen, SNO