Explore Norway: The Distinct Wildlife Habitat

Today wildlife in the world is subjected to many threats. They are hunted for flesh or for their skin. They are done with the intention of just a profit making. There are many species that are scattered all around the world yet the threat of wildlife remains a key factor. Wildlife in Norway happens to be a diverse habitat and here is a glimpse of it.

Beaver

Norway is home to several species like the European beaver is lightly found in this area. Even though it is mainly dominant in Europe the major part of it is found to be in Norway widely.

Eurasian Red Squirrel 

Eurasian_Red_SquirrelOne hundred years ago, this was the most common squirrel in Europe. With the advent of American grey squirrel this type of squirrel has lost its popularity. However the speciality of this squirrel is that their skin shall turn into red due to the protection factor.

Read more about the Eurasian Red Squirrel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_squirrel

Polar Bear

The Polar Bear is the world’s largest bear and land carnivore and is native to the Arctic Circle. The Polar bear needs a perfect cool climate for survival, indeed its need has been met by Norway.

Whooper Swan 

This is one of the largest members of the goose family. They seem to have no fear from the enemies. Indeed if you want to try your luck of hunting this bird, you are to be punished by the law for this unethical act.

Common Raven 

This largest member of the crow family is another bird that used to be seen everywhere in Europe, Asia and North America, but now the birds seem to have migrated to the northernmost part of the world and now it has switched over to Norway. These birds happen to fight with eagle if the latter tries to injure eggs or injured birds

Eurasian Lynx

The Eurasian lynx, northern Europe’s only large cat species, and the wolverine, a fierce and furry carnivore, mainly found in northern part of Norway. Reisa National Park has a major contribution of this species.

Walrus

Svalbard and Franz Josef Land have a common walrus population. The walrus was protected in 1952, at a time when the Svalbard population was down to a few hundred animals. Estimates of the Svalbard population indicated in 2006 an approximate number of 2500 animals, predominantly males, but an increasing number of females with calves in the east. Walrus are rare types of species that prefer to live in the seashore. They are an excellent swimmer

Snow bunting

Visitors travelling inland will meet the snow bunting, the only songbird in Svalbard. When the snow bunting returns in April, its melodious lark-like song revives nature in Svalbard. They are one type of birds that can easily go on par with manmade sounds. These birds travel into southern region on the month of September-October

Although there are many species in the Norway and in the Europe but the main criteria is that it has to be protected in the safety granted by the government as per laws. There has to be criteria for the precaution of wildlife. These can be done by construction of sanctuaries recognized by government. Travel to Norway to explore the bounties of nature.

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