Arctic fox project

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Arctic fox project

The Swedish Arctic fox project (Fjällrävsprojektet) is a research group in ecology at Stockholm University led by professor Anders Angerbjörn. We study the demography and genetics of the arctic fox as well as its interactions with other species in the mountain tundra ecosystem. The swedish arctic fox project is part of the EU interreg projects Felles fjellrev II and Arctic fox together. Felles Fjellrev II is a conservation and monitoring program in colaboration with the county board administration in Jämtland, Västerbotten, the countys of Sør Trøndelag, Nord Trøndelag and Nordland as well as Norsk institutt for naturforskning (NINA) the Norwegian Environment Agency and the World wildlife fund, WWF.

Arctic fox together is a collaboration between Stockholm University, Norrbotten county board administration, Norsk institutt for naturforskning (NINA) and Metsähallitus (Finland).

Updated progress report 2017 (Swedish)

Karta över årets kullar 2017

Sommaren 2017 föddes 31 fjällrävskullar i Sverige vilket är fler än fjolårets 6 kullar. Flest kullar (16) föddes i Helagsfjällen medan antalet var jämnare och mer utspritt i resten av fjällkedjan, med 4 kullar i Borgafjäll, 8 kullar i Vindelfjällen/Arjeplogsfjällen och enstaka strökullar i Sösjöfjällen, Kebnekaise och Råstojaure.

Why we tag foxes

Märkt blåräv sedd genom kikare

To obtain a deeper understanding of the ecology of the arctic fox we need to collect information on an individual level. An ear tagged fox can be recognized in several hundred meters with a spotting scope. With no need to stress the fox. If we would not tag individuals we would lose the possibility to evaluate and improve the conservation measures that is carried out in order to save the threatened Scandinavian arctic fox population.

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Regarding internship or research traineeship

Tent pitched in the mountain tundra

We get several questions regarding the possibility to make an internship with us. We are open to this but mainly for the field work which take place basically during July and August.

Support the Swedish arctic fox

Support the Swedish arctic fox! Join Fjällrävens vänner (The friends of the arctic fox) and support the research and conservation work on the Swedish arctic fox. We are happy for any economical support, and we guarantee that all collected money is used for research and conservation work on the Swedish arctic fox.

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The Swedish-Norwegian collaboration project Felles fjellrev II

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