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. The second cause of mortality was culling; 15 individuals were legally culled and another 7 proven to be illegally shot. Unknown causes of mortality represented the third most significant cause. Only a few animals died of natural causes, i.e. disease, while one animal was found to have been killed by strangulation.

The Dalmatia region has recorded the highest number of wolf deaths. The reason for this is primarily due to the fact that road deaths are most common in this area. Due to regular culling activities, a high number of deaths have also been recorded in Gorski Kotar. A smaller number of wolf deaths have been reported in the area of Lika and Velebit and in the Kordun region.
 

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