The situation with the Ladoga populations of most of mammal
species is not a subject of serious concern (tab. 8.2.3). Noteworthy are
the critically low abundance levels of European mink and wolverine populations,
as well as depressed abundance of elk and wild boar (see sections "Environment" Ø "Natural resources"). The performance of most other species is good or satisfactory.
Major risks for mammals in the Lake Ladoga area are (tab. 8.2.3):
forestry, mire and forest reclamation (reducing areas of primary habitats of some species, changes in the structure of the fauna),
intensifying unlicensed hunting
crisis in agriculture (abandoned fields and meadows are getting overgrown, which results in further modifications in the structure of the fauna, diminishing wild bore forage resources).