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Request the Norwegian Government to stop killing wolves

The government of Norway has decided to allow shooting an entire wolf pack in the wolf zone – a limited area bordering Sweden that is designated for the protection of wolves.

The decision is unprecedented. It is the first time after the wolf returned to Norway in the 1990s that a whole pack shall be killed inside the wolf zone. The Minister justifies the decision by the need to «dampen the conflict», but in reality it aims to satisfy those who wish to keep the wolf population in Norway as low as possible.

NOAH strongly condemns the government’s decision that places Norway among the worst countries when it comes to the protection of wild species.

Please write to the Parliament and the Ministry of the Environment in Norway and tell them what you think of this decision:

Ministry of the Environment, postmottak@kld.dep.no
Stortinget, postmottak@stortinget.no

 

You can use this example letter:

Dear Member of the Parliament (Stortinget)  / Dear Minister of the Environment,

I would like to express my disappointment and concern over the recent decision by the Norwegian government to kill the wolf pack Slettås in the wolf zone. 

Since the wolf is critically endangered in Norway and enjoys strict legal protection under the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, it is deeply disturbing that the government has prioritized other interests over the need to protect the wolf in its designated habitat. 

In light of the rapid decline of wild animal populations and their habitats in Europe and other parts of the world, one would think that Norway – a country with such beautiful nature – is at the forefront in taking care of its keystone species such as the wolf. Sadly, this is not the case.

In these challenging times, it is essential that countries focus on creating more acceptance for wild animals, including predators. Our own well-being depends on the integrity of ecosystems and concern for other non-human animals who have the right to exist in nature. I, therefore, ask the Norwegian parliament and the government to review their wolf policy in light of Norway’s responsibilities under the Bern Convention and take urgent steps to change the increasingly hostile course in their policies towards predator animals in general. 

Yours Sincerely,

xxx

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