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Latest version published by Norwegian Institute for Nature Research on Mar 5, 2020 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

Observations from the Norwegian tracking system for lynx, wolverine, brown bear and wolf. In this database everyone can register observations of tracks, signs or sightings of large carnivores in Scandinavia.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 12,994 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 12,994 records in Norwegian (1 MB) - Update frequency: weekly
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Rovdata (2016): Skandobs. v1. Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Dataset/Occurrence.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 9ea87732-b88e-488d-a02b-3dc6e9b885e0.  Norwegian Institute for Nature Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Occurrence; Skandobs; lynx; wolverine; brown bear; wolf; large carnivores


Who created the resource:

Roald Vang
Norsk institutt for naturforskning Trondheim NO

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jonas Kindberg
Section Manager

Who filled in the metadata:

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [58.11, 5.021], North East [70.865, 30.932]

Taxonomic Coverage

Large carnivores, Lynx, Brown bear, Wolf, Wolverine

Order  Carnivora (Large carnivores)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2001-Current

Additional Metadata

Purpose Rovdata is responsible for operating, communicating and developing the Norwegian Large Predator Monitoring Program. We collect, analyse, and report monitoring data on the Eurasian lynx, wolverine, brown bear, wolf and golden eagle.
Maintenance Description The data is updated weekly with new observations
Alternative Identifiers 9ea87732-b88e-488d-a02b-3dc6e9b885e0