Abundance and population trends of wolf in Croatia in 2013

From the compiled data, it is estimated that the wolf population in Croatia ranges from 142 to 212 individuals. On average, there are 177 individuals distributed in 49 packs. Of these, 23 packs are in border areas (47%) with Slovenia or Bosnia and Herzegovina. Within the Croatian territory, 26 packs roam in the territories of nine counties, while some packs have ranges in the territories of two or even three counties. The abundance of wolves in 2013 is significantly less than in 2012, making this the third year in a row in which the national population was less than 200 individuals, after a five-year period with more than 200 individuals. The figures for 2013 are also the lowest since 2005, when the assessment methodology was introduced.

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