This is an archived release.
More than 7 000 cervids killed by traffic
Cars and trains represent an increasing threat to cervids, and in the 2007/08 hunting year more than 7 000 were killed by traffic. The mortality of cervids increased by 7 per cent from the previous hunting year.
Registered mortality of cervids apart from regular hunting totalled 9 500 in 2007/08, an increase of 7 per cent from the previous hunting year. Three out of four animals were killed by traffic. Cars accounted for about 86 per cent of all game collisions. In total, 6 000 cervids were killed by car and 1 000 by train.
Most roe deer accidents
Roe deer are particularly vulnerable. A total of 4 029 roe deer were killed by traffic, 118 by train and 3 911 by cars. A total of 2 094 moose were killed by traffic, 844 by train and 1 250 by cars.
Killed by other reasons
The category “Killed by other reasons” includes animals that have perished, have been killed by predators or for humane reasons etc. In the 2007/08 hunting year, the number of moose in this category was 1 087. The corresponding figure for roe deer was 641.