, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 289–297 | Cite as

Wolf Land

  • Morten TønnessenEmail author
Original Paper


Wolf land is in the context of the present article to be considered as an ambiguous term referring to “the land of the wolf” from the wolf’s perspective as well as from a human perspective. I start out by presenting the general circumstances of the Scandinavian wolf population, then turn to the Norwegian wolf controversy in particular. The latter half of the article consists of an elucidation of current wolf ecology related to what is here termed wolf land, and a concluding comment to the now controversial notion of wilderness. The final section of this article further includes identification of changing factors in current Scandinavian wolf ecology in terms of its semiotic niche, and ontological niche, respectively.


Wolf ecology Wildlife management Anti-conservationism Land Territory Wilderness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Semiotics, Institute of Philosophy and SemioticsUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia

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