Published 01.12.2008, 17.22
The lynx hunting season began in Finland on Monday and continues through the end of February.
The size of the lynx population in the country is larger than in a century. Their numbers this winter are estimated at 1350 - 1500 individuals.
The population has doubled since 1994. Almost all the lynx in the country live outside reindeer herding areas. Traditionally, they have been considered a threat by reindeer herders. The largest numbers are to be found in North Savo.
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