According to new population estimates by Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, there are over 2500 lynxes living in Finland at the end of this year. According to the institute, there are also some 1700 Brown bears living there. This means that for the first time we have passed the numbers of bears that were estimated to live in the same area during the 1870s. These are great news for me as the status of bear in Finnish culture is comparable to those of moose and swan, both which were almost extinct in Finland like the bear and lynx. Due of the increasing number of lynxes, the Finnish officials have considering to give out licenses to shoot 375 lynxes within a year which is a bit more than during last years. News in Finnish.
As you can from the graphs below, the populations of both species has grown rapidly after the 1990s. The first one is for the bears and the latter one for lynxes. I have understood that there are still some efforts to reintroduce lynx to England and just not only to Scotland?