Abundance and population trends of wolf in Croatia in 2009

The data compiled and processed for 2009 show that the wolf population ranges from 181 to 253 individuals (rounded off to 180–250), with an average of 216 individuals distributed in almost sixty packs. Of these, 38% of packs inhabit border areas. The largest number of individuals is estimated in the territories of Split-Dalmatia and Lika-Senj Counties, with an average of 50 individuals in 11 and 13 packs, respectively. This is followed by Zadar County with 8 packs, Šibenik-Knin County with 7 packs and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County with 6 packs. In all the counties, the assessed number of individuals ranges from 20 to 35. Karlovac County is estimated to have 5 packs, Dubrovnik-Neretva County 4 packs, and Sisak-Moslavina County 3 packs. It is assessed that the fewest individuals are found in Istria County, which is estimated to have only a single pack, which inhabits the border area.

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