Sweden winter wildlife tracking, wolves and lynx
Description of Sweden winter wildlife tracking, wolves and lynx
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We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.
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PlanetWE ARE ON A MISSION TO SAVE SWEDEN’S NATURE AND WILDLIFE
Tracking wolves and lynx is a way to create an emotional connection with these animals. It is also a way to educate people about the importance of large carnivores and their part of a healthy ecosystem. After this tour we hope that our participants will return home inspired to become involved in saving wildlife and in nature conservation in general.
WildSweden is often used as a good example by others to prove that wild nature can be a substantial income for rural areas, and that wild animals are in fact worth more alive than dead. This tour is completely in line with this mission.
Most politicians are already aware that tourism means substantial income. Now we just need to convince them that wild nature is Sweden’s main attraction and that is one more reason why we need to preserve more of it.
TRAVEL TO SWEDEN BY TRAIN OR BUS
Even if you arrive to Sweden by plane you should consider trains and buses over rental cars and taxis to reach the meeting point of our tours. Therefore we are starting this tour at a train station. We will give you a clear description on how to reach the starting point by public transport and we will offer pickups from the nearest train or bus station.
WE REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE
We have applied a strict policy to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible, for example:
The accommodations where we stay during this trip take recycling very seriously. They separate all plastic, paper, metal, electronics and batteries and take it to the communal recycling stations. They are also run on renewable energy. Färna herrgård has its own on-site hydro power station in the river.
We ask the restaurants to use locally produced ingredients, for example smoked wild boar or free grazing lambs along with pickled chanterelles or sweetened lingonberries. Beer comes from local breweries.
Since 2003 we have taken people to the right spots at the right time to watch for wildlife in their natural habitat. All of our guides have a great respect for the animals, we don’t go too often and only during certain times of the year. And we always go in small groups of 6-8 persons with one guide.
We educate our local guides to understand the various forms of interaction between humans and wildlife. There are many conflicts that must be solved and it is important to understand the various aspects and to get the bigger picture in order to find new solutions.
WE WANT TO MAKE THE WORLD WILDER
We are proud members of the European Rewilding Network, an initiative made possible by Rewilding Europe. The idea is to bring rewilding initiatives closer together, empowering eachother with information and tools to be more successful in their rewilding endeavours.
Rewilding is a progressive approach to conservation. It’s about letting nature take care of itself, enabling natural processes to shape land and sea, repair damaged ecosystems and restore degraded landscapes. Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms create wilder, more biodiverse habitats.
PeopleThis tour will be guided by local experts and the accommodations and restaurants are all owned by local people. In fact, we are all good friends. This means that tour will provide income for local people and businesses, and when nature and wildlife provide income for local people, it is more likely preserved for the future.
WE SHARE OUR SUCCESS WITH OTHERS
We believe that nature based tourism is a key factor to save nature. Therefore we would like to see many more initiatives and businesses operating in this sector. We are happy each time WildSweden is used as a leading example by the tourism industry.
To promote the development of more nature based tourism we are actively sharing our experiences with other business through consulting, presentations and workshops. During the last 15 years we have been to more than 100 locations, now giving about 40 workshops each year.
• One of our Winter Wolf tracking tours were listed as one of 50 Tours of a Lifetime by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. This tour is an improved version of that tour.
• We are an approved ecotourism company since 2005.
• Grand Travel Award in the category Ecotourism company of the year in Sweden 2009.
• Tourism Company of the Year in Sweden 2015.
• We are members of the international Adventure Travel Trade Association.
• Our development model “Ekoturism i praktiken” was awarded Swedish Rural Development Project of the year in 2010.