MKiŚ: Poland is not interested in changing the protection status of the wolf

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Published Apr 16, 2024

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Poland has announced its decision to abstain from voting on the proposal to change the protective status of wolves during an EU debate, according to the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The country justifies its stance by highlighting its effective management and protection system for wolves, which includes strict national regulations, the possibility of individual derogations, and compensation for damages caused by wolves. Despite the challenges posed by the growing wolf population to animal husbandry, Poland believes there is no need to amend the current status under the Bern Convention. This position was communicated prior to the Council debate and had been previously presented at the WPIEI-Biodiversity meeting on April 4, 2024.
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Poland, having a well-functioning management and protection system, is not interested in changing the protective status of the wolf in the Bern Convention and will abstain from voting during the EU debate on this topic, informed the Ministry of Climate and Environment (MKiŚ). The ministry referred to the speech of the agricultural self-government regarding problems related to the growing wolf population and Poland's reaction to the European Union. It should be emphasized here that the issue of the growing population of wolves and the threat they pose to animal husbandry has been raised for a long time not only in Poland, but also in other EU countries. Even the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced her plans to lower the protection status of this species. The Ministry of Environmental Protection indicates in response to the letter of the agricultural self-government that the wolf is listed in Annex II of the Convention of 19 September 1979 on the ...
Source: AgroPolska
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