Causes of threat and mortality

Wolf mortality in the period 2012 to 2013

In the period from 2012 to 2013, 59 wolves were recorded as perished. The largest number of these was due to legal culling with 36 individuals (21 in 2012 and 15 in 2013).

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Road killed wolf

Causes of threat

In stable wolf populations, with no human impacts, wolves perish in various natural ways, such as in conflicts with other wolves, due to disease or starvation.

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Wols live in packs

Causes of anthropogenic mortality

Road kills – the largest number of wolves (28 individuals, 52%) confirmed to be killed in the four year period from 2005–2008 were killed on roads.

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The wolf mortality 1986-2006

By monitoring the mortality of wolves in the entire area of Croatia in the period from 1986 to 2006 the death of 144 wolves was recorded. In 83 per cent of cases the major cause of mortality is man, of which shooting accounts...

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Wolf mortality in the period 2005 to 2008

The largest number of wolves killed in the period 2005 to 2008 perished on roads, with a total of 28 individuals killed in that period.

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Wolf mortality in the period 2009 to 2010

In the two year period from 2009 to 1010, a total of 57 wolves perished. The majority of these were due to legal culling, with 24 individuals (6 in 2009 and 18 in 2010).

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