Ukraine Carpathians

Ukraine hosts roughly 10% of this huge range of mountains. Ukraine is a large country, so while it hosts roughly 2,000 wolves. Estimates for the number of wolves in the Carpathians are unclear, but it is thought to be around 400. One of the reasons for this is that during the war, there was a ban on hunting, for fear that hunting gunfire would be confused with gunfire from the front line. As a result, this previously highly popular pastime has greatly reduced allowing predators to recover. Whether this will be allowed to continue is anyones guess.

The official number of bears in the Carpathian region of Ukraine is 350, however scientists on the ground put this more closely to 150-200.

Lynx are also secure in this region, though not enough study has been done to put an accurate estimate of the size of the population.

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