Felles Fjellrev – Together for the arctic fox

Saving the endangered arctic fox

Felles Fjellrev - Together for the arctic fox

Saving the endangered arctic fox

Felles Fjellrev – Together for the arctic fox

The Arctic fox is endangered in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. In the Interreg Aurora funded project “Felles Fjellrev – Together for the Arctic fox”, public authorities, researchers, and NGOs will join forces to strengthen populations shared by all three countries. The project will focus on conservation measures for the Arctic fox, but also on outreach activities to create awareness, involve more interest groups, and improve information availability. Communication campaigns and GPS collaring will, for example, be used to address problems associated with competitors such as the red fox that benefit from climate change and human littering. There are many target groups in the project, e.g. the general public, Sámi communities, wildlife managers, researchers, and visitors of the programme area. Conservation measures, such as captive breeding, genetic monitoring, and supplementary feeding will be evaluated and improved to increase Arctic fox survival, interconnect subpopulations, streamline management, and build habitat models (create management tools). The project will also screen for diseases and parasites, and develop contingency plans, to combat potential outbreaks driven by climate change and invasive species.

For more information visit the project website

Contact:
David Bell, project manager, Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län, david.bell@lansstyrelsen.se

Lead Partner EU
Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län

Lead Partner Norway
Stiftelsen Norsk institutt for naturforskning (NINA)

Project Partners
Maailman Luonnon Säätiö – World Wide Fund For Nature, Suomen rahasto sr
Stiftelsen Världsnaturfonden WWF
Stockholms universitet
Länsstyrelsen i Jämtlands län
Metsähallitus
Länsstyrelsen i Västerbottens län
Universitetet i Tromsø – Norges arktiske universitet

 

TYPE OF PROJECT
Regular project

SUB-AREA
Aurora

PRIORITY
Green and sustainable transition

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE
Nature protection and biodiversity

PROJECT DURATION
2023-11-01 – 2026-10-31

TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET
2 452 623  Euro

EU-FUNDING, INTERREG AURORA
1 464 207 Euro

NORWEGIAN IR-FUNDING
100 000 Euro

STATUS
Ongoing

Sustainable development

Social, ecological and economic sustainable development is an overarching goal in the Interreg Aurora Programme. All projects funded by Interreg Aurora contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Felles Fjellrev – Together for the arctic fox project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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