Il Parliament of the European Union voted by a large majority on a resolution to adopt a more pragmatic and flexible approach to conservation of large carnivores. In recent months, the Environment Committee had discussed the so-called “Action Plan for nature, people and the economy” and now the draft resolution has become a concrete reality. One of the requests is to change it state of protection of the species, specifically when these animals have come to a "favorable" degree of conservation.
The news will certainly be appreciated by several member states and especially by many Italian regions, struggling with the growth of carnivore populations, wolves in the first place. The carnivores in question will no longer be able to enjoy the strict protection, given that at this moment there is a need as never before for a great coherence between biodiversity and agricultural policies.
Additionally, the resolution includes a request to enforce sampling as a best practice tool for the sustainable management of populations abundant with waterfowl. According to Ludwig Willnegger, general secretary of the FACE, this is an important moment and one that reaffirms the challenges and successes for what concerns the conservation of nature in the territory of the European Union.