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Lynx: 55,5 litters

Target

1.2 No species or habitat types will become extinct or be lost, and the status of threatened and near-threatened species and habitat types will be improved.

Indicator

Status of specific threatened species
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Are we moving in the right direction? Published by the Norwegian Environment Agency

Lynxes, bears and wolves were common and widely distributed in Norway in the mid-1800s, but all three species had been almost exterminated by ruthless hunting 100 years later. Since the mid-1990s, protection has improved their population status, but their numbers are still much lower than they were 100–150 years ago.

Norway’s lynx population

The lynx was almost extinct in Norway by the 1930s, but since then the population has increased and the range has expanded, so that there are now lynxes throughout much of Norway. The last 15 years, the population of lynx has varied between 44 and 92 family groups, which corresponds to between 250 to 540 animals.

National target not reached in 2017

The national target is 65 litters of lynx a year. In 2017, 55,5 litters were registered, which corresponds to a total population of about 330 animals. The target was therefore not reached.