Cantabria says Europe will urge Spain to react on wolf control – EFE News

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Santander, December 12 (EFE) in their territories.

The Cantabrian executive expressed this after the meeting of its Minister of Rural Development, Guillermo Blanco, on behalf of the four autonomous communities, with the director of the Directorate General for Environment and Biodiversity of the European Commission, Humberto Delgado .

In this meeting, Blanco informed him of the serious consequences that the inclusion of the wolf in the List of Wild Species of Special Protection (LESPRE) has in these territories, with damage to extensive livestock.

And he gave her a document on wolf attacks signed by his counterparts in the Principality of Asturias, Alejandro Calvo; from the Junta de Castilla y León, Juan Carlos Suárez, and from the Xunta de Galicia, Ángeles Vázquez.

As the Cantabrian government explained in its press release, Delgado was “sensitive and receptive” with the autonomous communities and promised to “remind” Spain in future periodic meetings of the need to respond, at least, to the proposals that come from these regions to take conservation measures.

“Delgado has spoken out in favor of continuing to strengthen the prevention measures of the territories to achieve good management of the species and its coexistence with extensive breeding,” the Cantabrian executive said in its press release. .

The document delivered to the representative of the European Commission responds to the proposal of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to urge the autonomous communities of the Member States to report on the situation of fauna with reports on their population , evolution , damage and coexistence with other species.

The Cantabrian Councilor that I told him of the need for the Autonomous Communities to continue carrying out demographic controls because of the vital importance it has in achieving the necessary coexistence between the wolf and extensive livestock and preventing a species to kill another, taking into account that Extensive livestock farming is of the utmost importance for biodiversity, the prevention and fight against forest fires and the survival of the livestock sector.

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