Challenge the abuse of science in setting policy. Misuse of wolf research by swedish politicians should be a warning to all biodiversity scientists government has incorrectly used research to make its case that the wolf population has recovered. How scientific knowledge has been interpreted has become central to justifying hunting. 2010, government claimed annual wolf hunts (down to 210) would persuade hunters to support plans to import. 2013, government said most effective way to immediately solve the wolf population"s genetic problems was with hunting shoot the most inbred wolves. Chapron told authorities the only way to decrease inbreeding is to bring in new genes. Misinterpreted chapron report; population viability analysis to determine how close the population is to extinction separate measure from fcs, which relates to recovery. Government made large-carnivore-hunting decisions exempt from legal challenge opposed mention of the need for research on fcs, arguing the swedish parliament had voted and that was sufficient.