The country that hates its own nature

Artikkeldato: 26. 9. 2016

There is no reason to be surprised by Norway’s recent decision to kill more than two thirds of its critically endangered wolf population. The country has a consistent policy of prioritising agriculture, economy, and a culture of hunting species to the brink of extinction, which leaves little space for wildlife. The lush and picture perfect tourist images of fjords and mountains, which Norway so diligently uses to sell itself, is in fact a depleted landscape shaped by the Norwegians’ hatred of their own nature.

The article is a revised version of my article originally published in Norwegian on

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