A rehabilitation program to save arctic foxes in Norway

Preserving arctic foxes in Norway is the mission of this rehabilitation program. A few days ago, 14 of them were released into the wild. Brut nature went to visit the area in Norway.

Preventing extinction

Hunted to near extinction and now threatened by global warming, food shortage, mountain urbanization and competition with the red fox, arctic foxes are now critically endangered in Norway. To preserve this iconic species, a rehabilitation program was set up in 2005. Brut went to visit the area in Norway. 14 arctic foxes are now ready to be released.

The program leaders

Toralf Mjøen is the caretaker of the breeding center and is in charge of the operation. Andrea Miller is the veterinarian for the program, and Arild Landa is the research scientist for the program.