Presence of wolves confirmed in Lot

Lot County confirmed the presence of wolves in the area. (© Wikimedia Commons – illustrations)

One wolf committee taking place this Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at conscious are from Shipment. The presence of animals in the department is confirmed. Several attacks by flocks of sheep have been observed on Shipment. The explanations.

22 sheep killed and 20 injured

As of May 31, reports of damage and predation on flocks of sheep present in open-air pastures have been submitted to the Department of Territorial Affairs andFrench Office of Biodiversity. Nine attacks on eight farms located in six cities in the heart of the Caucasus were observed.

At this stage and officially, the French Office of Biodiversity, based on elements specially collected by the department’s wolf-hunting lieutenants, has noted the presence of a wolf in the set. Lot. The wolf’s predation was halted in seven attacks, resulting in 22 animals dead and 20 injured.

Measures taken

Measures have been taken and will be consolidated. They are part of the National Plan of Action on Wolves and Livestock Operations, developed by county chiefs. This includes in particular the following measures:

– implementation of protective measures;

– meets twice a year with a departmental committee in the presence of local stakeholders;

– prevent difficult situations for some farmers and ranchers, and support affected farmers;

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– Assist in awareness raising and training of wolf hunting lieutenants.

In fact, wolves are strictly protected at the international, community and national levels. In that context, the measures taken must be commensurate to harmonize the protection of the sheep and the protection of the wolves.

From the first suspicions of predation by a wolf, a prefectural decree was issued ordering wolf lieutenant a specific fear-and-tracking mission, in the form of non-lethal shots, to thwart swarm hunting attempts. These scenes can occur day or night, from June 10 to July 8, 2022, by specifically designated wolf-hunting lieutenants.

Since this measurement, predatory behaviors are less likely to occur even when the presence of wolves in the same area is consistently demonstrated.

State services have brought together affected farmers to assist them and raise their awareness of the risk of predation for their herds. This meeting, initiated by the authorities of the State, in the presence of the breeders, the mayors concerned, the wolf-keepers and the OFB took place on June 13. A technical meeting A meeting with the Chief of Staff of the Province of Lot, the Department of Territories, the French Biodiversity Office, the Department of Agriculture, the Sheep Federation also took place on Thursday, June 16, to grasp the situation. and inform farmers of the precautions that may be taken.

Breeders organized when possible and within the limits of shepherds’ ability, the animals’ night shelters.

Conclusion of the wolf walking committee

Governor Lot convened a ministry wolf committee on Wednesday, June 22 to share an inventory by providing all available information, to analyze the vulnerability of farms. against predation taking into account the specific characteristics of the Lot and recommending with expertise measures to prevent and protect the herd.

After this meeting, Sheriff Lot decided to take the following measures:

– invite elected local officials in the region to take any measures against the release of dogs so as not to cause further hardship on farms in the industry;

– provide workers with electrified “sheep” cages as an additional protective measure;

– establish, on the basis of the findings of the French Biodiversity Office, a procedure for compensation for attacked animals;

– requires the establishment of zones (“circles”) specified in the National Action Plan that can financially support long-term preventive measures for Lot farms.

In addition, given the geographic concentration and number of attacks, once effective measures to protect the herd are in place, it is possible to empower simple defensive fire around a few. Limited ranch for wolf lieutenants is designated for this purpose, consistent with National Action Plan protocol, to allow for the prevention of attacks and the protection of herds.

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