Madrid, Feb 23 (EFE) .- The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge has invited the agrarian organizations Asaja, COAG and UPA to participate in the development of the wolf management and conservation strategy.
The Secretary of State for the Environment, Hugo Morán, together with the Secretary General of Agriculture and Food, Fernando Miranda, met this Tuesday with representatives of the agricultural organizations Asaja, COAG and UPA to address the intention of the Miteco to include the wolf in the List of Wild Species under Special Protection Regime (Lesrpe).
From this telematic meeting came the commitment to launch a working group so that professional agricultural organizations participate in the elaboration of the “new” strategy for the conservation and management of this species, as announced by Miteco this Tuesday in a statement .
In this sense, it has been agreed that in the next few days the document will be sent to you with the bases and starting point for its preparation, so that you can study it before holding a new meeting.
During the meeting, the Government has expressed its agreement with the analysis of the takeover bids in relation to the “concern and concern” expressed by the extensive livestock sector and the need to arbitrate support measures, among which are an improvement in the coexistence status with the species.
The Secretary of State for the Environment, Hugo Morán, explained that Miteco’s intention is to work together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) and all the sectors involved in a new strategy, updating the one approved in 2005.
This strategy, according to the Department, should respond to the “new legal status” of the wolf, after last February 4, the Commission for Natural Heritage and Biodiversity agreed its inclusion in the Lesrpe.
The objective of this document will be to achieve the conservation, management and restoration of viable populations of wolves as an integral part of the Spanish ecosystems, while ensuring coexistence with human activities that take place in the territories where they live.
El Miteco considers that the homogenization of the legal status of the wolf throughout Spain “can contribute to overcoming many” of the problems that currently afflict the conservation and management of the species, especially due to the “disparity” in the management models from the different autonomies, the “high incidence” of damage and the “conflict” that exists around the management of this species.
The general director of Biodiversity, Forests and Desertification, Jorge Marquínez, and the general director of Agricultural Productions and Markets, Esperanza Orellana, also participated in the meeting.
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