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5.7 million Euros Wolf Conservation
« on: April 04, 2008, 21:38 PM »
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I was extremely glad to find this article in the Heraldo Soria.  Seems they are looking at putting 5.7 millions euros int the conservation of the wolf and prevention of damage to livestock.

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La Junta destina 5,7 millones de euros para la protección del lobo y prevenir daños en la ganadería

El plan pretende poner en marcha en seis meses un protocolo de colaboración con el teléfono 112 para que reciba los avisos de predación.

     

Ical. Valladolid | La Junta de Castilla y León destinará 5,7 millones de años durante los próximos diez años al Plan de Conservación y Gestión del Lobo con objeto de asegurar la protección de la especie y prevenir daños a la ganadería, según el decreto aprobado hoy por el que se desarrolla. El plan pretende poner en marcha en seis meses un protocolo de colaboración con el teléfono 112 para que reciba los avisos de episodios de predación en la Comunidad Autónoma.

Serán cinco las líneas de actuación: compatibilización con la ganadería, control de la mortalidad no natural de la especie, aprovechamiento de la especie, investigación y seguimiento e información, educación y sensibilización. Según el censo de 2001, en Castilla y León hay 149 manadas y unos 1.500 ejemplares, protegidos al sur del río Duero y especie cinegética en el resto.

El texto establece hasta tres zonas de gestión en las que se puede dividir el territorio de Castilla y León en función de la potencialidad del medio para albergar lobos, la disponibilidad de presas silvestres y carroñas, así como la conflictividad potencial con la ganadería extensiva. En la zonificación se ha utilizado la división en comarcas agrarias debido al interés por facilitar la aplicación de las distintas medidas para hacer compatible la especie con las actividades agroganaderas.

Para el aprovechamiento de la especie, se establece el marco jurídico para la práctica cinegética en todas aquellas comarcas en las que la situación demográfica de la especie lo permita durante la época hábil. Anualmente, se determinará para cada comarca agraria el cupo de lobos a extraer con el fin de garantizar su conservación a largo plazo y mantener los objetivos de gestión.

Los cupos asignables anualmente a cada comarca se enmarcarán entre los porcentajes de la población que para cada zona se definan en función del seguimiento anual de la especie y de sus parámetros poblacionales.

El Plan de Conservación y Gestión del Lobo en Castilla y León contempla, en el plazo de seis meses desde su aprobación, el diseño de un protocolo de colaboración con el teléfono de emergencias 112, dependiente de la Consejería de Interior y Justicia, o con los Centros Provinciales de Mando (CPM) dependientes de la Consejería de Medio Ambiente, para habilitarlos como receptores de los avisos de episodios de predación en Castilla y León.

Potenciar el pastoreo.

Esta medida forma parte de las líneas compensatorias que pretenden hacer compatible la conservación favorable de la especie y minimizar al máximo los daños que puede producir en la ganadería, entre las que también se incluyen, el fomento de ayudas que potencien el pastoreo –con un importe mínimo según la demanda–, el uso de perros guardianes –concediendo una subvención de 110 euros por perro al año y con una dotación máxima de 120.000 euros– y la instalación de vallados protectores.

En este sentido, la Administración regional destinará como mínimo 3 millones de euros a paliar los daños que el lobo provoque en la ganadería. De este montante, al menos 1,8 millones se emplearán en la compensación de daños, mientras que otros 1,2 millones de euros se invertirán en actuaciones que simplifiquen la reclamación de los daños y la asistencia técnica a ganaderos.

En los terrenos situados al norte del Duero, la Administración regional responderá de los daños causados por el lobo, mientras que en el resto de los terrenos se asegurará la existencia de al menos un seguro que cubra los daños en la explotaciones por lobos o perros asilvestrados y la Consejería de Medio Ambiente compensará la franquicia de dicho seguro.

Control de la especie.

En cuanto al control de la especie, Junta aboga como método prioritario en todo el territorio de la Comunidad Autónoma el aprovechamiento cinegético coincidiendo con la época de caza, si bien combatirá la muerte no natural de la especie derivada de actividades como el furtivismo –con una dotación mínima de 150.000 euros– y controlando las causas de mortalidad accidental con, al menos, 300.000 euros de inversión. Además, el Plan de Conservación del Lobo contempla "aplicar con rigor el protocolo de actuaciones ante presuntos casos de envenenamiento".

Por otro lado, la Administración regional aboga por revalorizar el lobo como una especie más del patrimonio cultural y natural de Castilla y León promoviendo el aprovechamiento de la especie como recurso turístico, mediante la creación de rutas, realizando actividades turísticas o de ocio en torno a la especie y apoyando la oferta de productos elaborados en el área de distribución del lobo, especialmente los producidos a partir de la ganadería potencialmente afectada por los ataques de la especie –lanas, quesos, embutidos….

El Plan de Conservación y Gestión del Lobo en Castilla y León también contempla realizar un seguimiento poblacional de la especie mediante la elaboración de censos cada diez años –con un importe mínimo de inversión de 357.000 euros–, potenciando la investigación de la especie –300.000 euros mínimo– y poniendo en marcha patrullas de seguimiento de la fauna al menos en las provincias de Ávila, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Zamora y Valladolid con una dotación económica de 500.000 euros, unos 50.000 euros al año.

Asimismo, pretende establecer un sistema para homogeneizar la recogida y almacenamiento de la información sobre el lobo en Castilla y León que permita ofrecerla de forma estructurada a gestores, científicos y población en general. Con este fin se creará una base de datos sobre la especie en la Comunidad Autónoma que aglutinará información sobre las manadas censadas, la mortalidad, la predación de ganado, etc.

Desde el punto de vista de la divulgación y la educación ambiental, a las que se pretende destinar 450.000 euros, se elaborarán unidades didácticas para dirigidas a distintos tramos de la enseñanza obligatoria y campañas divulgativas dirigidas a ganaderos y cazadores. Además se realizarán cursos de formación dirigidos al personal de la Consejería de Medio Ambiente.

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5.7 million Euros Wolf Conservation
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Re: 5.7 million Euros Wolf Conservation
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008, 23:40 PM »
May be they'll find out that the wolf population will regulate itself if left to its own devices  >:D Of course, there'd be no money in that though.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 11:45 AM »
I'm not sure this is good news for wolves in Castilla y León. As I understand it is part of a plan to allow a massive increase in their legalised hunting. I shall investigate, but this paragraph I believe is telling

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Para el aprovechamiento de la especie, se establece el marco jurídico para la práctica cinegética en todas aquellas comarcas en las que la situación demográfica de la especie lo permita durante la época hábil. Anualmente, se determinará para cada comarca agraria el cupo de lobos a extraer con el fin de garantizar su conservación a largo plazo y mantener los objetivos de gestión.
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 15:17 PM »
Greetings All,
As usual, the small print is of no real interest to anyone but the nit-pickers like yours truly – and usually contradicts the headline:

La Junta destina 5,7 millones de euros para la protección del lobo y prevenir daños en la ganadería
(The regional government of Castilla and León earmarks €5.7m to protecting wolves and to prevent damage to cattle)
Most people, other than those used to Technopat’s warped way of thinking, would, on reading the above headline, be led to believe that el grueso (En. anyone?) of that amount goes towards protecting the wolf, that poor misunderstood animal so dear to the heart of Spanish breeders and hunters, and the local politicians, caciques, etc. that they represent.

A) …la Administración regional destinará como mínimo 3 millones de euros a paliar los daños que el lobo provoque en la ganadería.
(…of the above figure the regional government sets aside a minimum of €3m to compensate for damage to cattle)

B) ... el uso de perros guardianes –concediendo una subvención de 110 euros por perro al año y con una dotación máxima de 120.000 euros–
(…subsidise the use of watchdogs – 110 euros/dog/year – maximum €120,000)

C)  si bien combatirá la muerte no natural de la especie derivada de actividades como el furtivismo –con una dotación mínima de 150.000 euros–
(…in the fight against non-natural death from activities such as poaching – minimum €150,000)

D)  ...controlando las causas de mortalidad accidental con, al menos, 300,000 euros de inversión.
(controlling(?) accidental deaths - at least €300,000)

E)  ...contempla realizar un seguimiento poblacional de la especie mediante la elaboración de censos cada diez años –con un importe mínimo de inversión de 357.000 euros–, potenciando la investigación de la especie –300.000 euros mínimo– y poniendo en marcha patrullas de seguimiento de la fauna al menos en las provincias de Ávila, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Zamora y Valladolid con una dotación económica de 500.000 euros, unos 50.000 euros al año.
(…a minimum of €375,000 for carrying out a wolf census each 10 years; a minimum of 300,000 for research; and €500,000 – €50,000/year for setting up patrols – for fauna in general)

F)  ...divulgación y la educación ambiental, a las que se pretende destinar 450.000 euros, se elaborarán unidades didácticas para dirigidas a distintos tramos de la enseñanza obligatoria y campañas divulgativas dirigidas a ganaderos y cazadores. Además se realizarán cursos de formación dirigidos al personal de la Consejería de Medio Ambiente.
(…€450,000 for outreach and environmental education for primary and secondary schools and campaings for farmers and hunters AND training courses for the staff of the regional department for the environment)

I make that €4,977,000 – of which items A, C, D and E are minimum figures (the topping up of which I suppose will make up the rest of the budget). More than half of the budget goes to compensating for damage done by wolves.
I’ll leave it up to the experts to work out the percentages.
As usual, I have many questions. Most of which are better left un-whatever, but 2 that spring to mind:
How much will the Junta (or the outsourced private company) raise from the auctions of the hunts?
Will any of this budget be put to paying for the trophies?

Why-is-it-that-I-always-think-badly-of-the-Junta-de-Castilla-y-León? regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008, 21:03 PM »
OK, so lets look at the positive side to this.  It seems that the only way (at present) to stop the mindless killing of the Wolf is to compensate the farmers for damages (although i don't agree to it). 

I would love to see a stop to the illegal hunting immediately, as all of you know who live here, that usually takes time and a few tons of paperwork.  If by paying compensation helps prevent the illegal hunting and in turn helps increase the population, is that not a good thing.  Also, I have already stated my opinion on the 'legal' hunts, which hopefully will be solved in the longrun, or 'manana'.

I guess what gets me excited about this article is the exposure and without exposure, the wolf really stands no chance.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2008, 21:59 PM »
Alfredo,

You say you don't agree with compensation for damages against livestock, caused by wolf attacks.

Compensating any farmer against predation from carnivores is I believe good practice. If this type of strategy was adopted more internationally many more carnivore populations would in a better state of health. People who live with carnivores must need to see them not as detrimental to their livelihoods.

Once in the Sierra de la Culebra area I saw photos in a local paper of what wolves can do to livestock. The disturbing photos were not of dead half eaten foals but of live animals with very severe injuries, that had survived attacks (this sort of thing is bound to happen but it must be hard for farmers to see and hear of these things on a regular basis) . Wolf or any carnivore attacks on livestock cause actual economic damage and emotional stress to farmers who have to deal with these attacks. Compenstion schemes to farmers  are one of the most important initiatives that can be introduced to support wolves/carnivores.

Also it sends out a message to those who don't see wolves/carnivores as have having any value as far as being part of the environment.....that they do have a financial value .....and that others care about their( the farmers) issues. No compensation scheme is ever perfect but they can have a very positive benefit.

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 22:15 PM »
However compensation can also have a negative effect, especially in poorer areas (aren't most farming areas poorer areas?) as the farmers see the put aside budget for compensation as part of their annual income. Therefore they may actively hunt wolves and may attribute stock attacks to wolves regardless of how the animal died (i.e. they will fabricate). This has already happened in parts of Africa with leopards and also cheetahs.
Although I do agree that the wolves plight needs to be advertised and "any publicity is good publicity" as all actors say.
The balance will ,I feel, be delicate, but at least it is a step in the right direction.

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 00:32 AM »
Judith,

Prevoius wolf damage compensation schemes have raised issues you mention ..... it is complex ..... there are other issues like how can you distingush between a wild dog attack or is dog/wollf hybrid included in schemes .....and many more......

You are right that it is a step in the right diection and that balance is important ........ but I feel that if you want to conserve wolves/carnivores you may in many instances have to provide generous schemes that form part of stake holders income ...... sorting out how efficient a scheme is will always be an issue.

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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 01:00 AM »
I think we need to seperate two separate issues here:

1. legalised wolf hunting

2. compensation to farmers

Let's leave the first issue for the time being.

I must say I agree with Steve. Farmers must be compensated. I think this is the standard position of all pro-wolf groups too.  But yes you're right Judith to warn caution. As ever the Devil is in the detail.

Wolves by themselves do not have any special habitat requirements so (education and tourist promotion aside) where money needs to be spent, is on

A. compensating for the effects they cause, and
B. preventing them from causing them (electric fense, mastiffs, etc).

I think it's good that they spend money on doing this (as they have been doing for several years now on Castilla y Leon), but I don't think it's good their legalised hunting is becoming generalised across the region. This I believe is the sub-text to this law and what is new to the situtation.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 08:40 AM »
Yes, I think the positive aspects of this situation - publicity and particularly the EU's Life project of prevention of damages - are important BUT I find it very hard to reconcile, on the one hand, the authorities backing said projects and on the other, sanctioning, if not actively encouraging, the killing of what is an endangered animal  :speechless:
Be interesting to see how the emergency tel. no. works........
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 12:06 PM »
Greetings All,
On the whole, I agree it's legitimate for farmers, etc. to get compensated* for genuine damage caused by whatever - Lisa, didn't you mention that part of the reason folks up north are more bear-friendly is that they now get compensated for damage done to hives? -, but what gets my goat here is the none-too-subtle way of using conservation issues as an argument for permitting hunting of an endangered species. The winning lobby here has clearly been that of the hunters, not those damned ecologistas ...

*not forgetting that they also have [access to] private and public insurance schemes, etc. to cover certain eventualities and underwrite (some?) losses. One of the problems is that many/some don't want to invest their own money in basic measures such as new fencing, or repairing existing fencing, while at the same time forking out fortunes for shiny new 4x4s to travel to town in.

It's back to the old story of supply and demand - and it's clear who's creating the demand. Sorry Nick, but if I don't mention it now, it'll get forgotten over future debate. It's the trophy aspect that sickens me - a farmer protecting his/her livestock on his/her own property is one thing. Weekend hunters from Madrid, and I know many (all of them self-professed nature lovers), are a completely diff. ball game (Sp. anyone?).

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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2008, 00:27 AM »
Hola Steve and all

Just to make myself clear for those who may have misread what I meant.  I live in a farming community and come from a family of farmers who have probably lost lots of livestock through wolves (more past than present).  I agree they should be compensated, but not as a means to stop them killing wolves wily nilly (sp. anyone?).  Up until now that’s what’s been happening, pay them off rather than deal with the problem, although they now seem to want to deal with the problem.

OK, so lets look at the positive side to this.  It seems that the only way (at present) to stop the mindless killing of the Wolf is to compensate the farmers for damages (although i don't agree to it). 

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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2008, 02:45 AM »
Greetings All,
As I have mentioned elsewhere, I do not object to farmers "legitimately" killing life-threatening animals as in bears, wolves or what-have-you that pose a serious threat to a farmer or, as Ture once pointed out, the people living out in the sticks and at the mercy of the elements and everything else Nature throws at them. Statistically, I'm sure such shootings are few and far between, and in themselves would not pose a threat to the survival of any species. And I'm also sure farmers who depend on their land/livestock are far too busy to go out hunting as a leisure activity ...
 
What I find obnoxious are the weekend hunters, of whom I know many, who go out in large groups and take potshots at sitting targets or fenced-in animals. I've asked a couple of hunter-acquaintances of mine if they could skin a rabbit/hare and they shuddered at the mere thought of it.

On the other hand, what is clear is that certain businesses/professions/activities entail certain risks and anyone devoting themselves to said activities automatically need to discount those risks: ski instructors suffer if/when there's not enough snow; paddle-boat hirers if/when the sea/lake's too rough or there are too many jelly-babes about; cherry growers if/when there's a late frost; ATM owners if/when there are spates of robberies involving bulldozers. In some cases, they are victims of Acts of God (Darwin doesn't really enter into this one  :angel: ), in other cases, they only have themselves to blame if they don't take certain basic precautions. Either way, there's no way they can go out an' systematically blast away at endangered species.

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For your "willy-nilly", alfredo, I get an expression I'd never heard of before: a la buena de Dios - has any heard it or used it?
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2008, 23:49 PM »
Greetings All,
Recent talk, re. natural parks, etc., of mindless statistics and extrapolating figures, together with Simon’s interesting observations as to the differences ‘tween European (Spanish?) vs US ways of understanding nature-related activities reminded me of summat that I had meant to post here coupla months back - and can’t find the article I originally read it in, (sorry!)  – regarding the re-introduction/recovery of wolves in 3 US states which cover the Yellowstone region and the recent federal permission to allow hunting of same ‘cos the population there has now reached 1,500 wolves. The US Fish and Wildlife Service reckons sustainable levels mean a minimum of 300 wolves and 30 breeding pairs over that same area. The article also mentioned that only 2-3% of sheep deaths were due to wolves.

So extrapolating those figures - any idea what size territory they’re talking about in order to compare it to Castilla y León? – I realise that las comparaciones son odiosas (En. anyone?), but one of the most interesting aspects of multidisciplinary work means that you take on board the experiences gained elsewhere, including the possibility of learning from other people’s mistakes, if necessary – and not only your own, personal experience from your own little microcosm...

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How 'bout a diestro y siniestro for  willy-nilly?
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2008, 09:33 AM »
Here are some figures;
First of all, there are between 2,000-2,500 wolves in Spain (Iberia?), most of which are in Castilla y León, a territory that covers 94,223 km².  The Castillian meseta covers some 210,000 km2.
To compare;
Yellowstone National park covers 8,987 km2 and straddles the states of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. I'm getting a bit hazy now because I'm not sure if the wolf territory is limited here to the park or the three states as a whole. I'm assuming that these wolves are not all within the park  :noidea: Anyway, of these three states; there were estimated to be 422 wolves in Montana at the end of 2007, 732 wolves in 83 packs in Idaho and 23 packs in Wyoming. Figures are from the Wolves and Humans Foundation. Anyone got a calculator to hand? Mine has moved  >:( Whatever, it doesn't seem a lot of animals for such a big area.
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2008, 10:23 AM »
Of course, to complete this comparison survey we would need human population numbers, natural prey numbers, approximations of possible wolf territories..................................
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2008, 10:26 AM »
Which, of course, still means nothing if people still can't get along with these animals  >:(
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2008, 13:20 PM »
Greetings Lisa,
Thanx for the comp. analysis, be it ever so relative...

No-one is speaking of getting along here - this is very definitely 'bout trophy hunting.
Of course, it takes a lot more than "eggs" to face a wolf with a camera than with a hunting rifle/shotgun :evil: so is there any wildlife protection foundation, or better, national/regional agency offering prize money for photos taken of rare and/or protected species?

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but many people out there are motivated by money and/or recognition by their peers so surely summat could be done along those lines - i.e. organising nation-wide trophy photography with serious prize money - I'd be very surprised if there were more telescopic sights than telephoto lenses out there :dancing:

Ever-the-optimist regs.,
Technopat
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Re: 5.7 million Euros Wolf Conservation
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2008, 09:06 AM »
Not Castilla and Leon but compensation for wolf damages is to be broadened to include the whole area covered by Castilla La Mancha, whereas before damages were only paid for around Guadalajara. Livestock owners should first take out insurance against damages caused by wolves and/or feral dogs.

From terra.es;

"La nueva orden de ayudas para daños por ataques de lobo incluirá todos los territorios afectados de la región

La Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Rural ha publicado hoy en el Diario Oficial de Castilla-La Mancha la nueva Orden que establece las bases reguladoras de las ayudas que tienen como objetivo prevenir y paliar los daños producidos en Castilla-La Mancha por el lobo ibérico al ganado doméstico y para compensar el lucro cesante y los daños indirectos originados.

Así por primera vez, podrán ser beneficiarios de las ayudas reguladas los ganaderos o titulares de explotaciones con domicilio fiscal en Castilla-La Mancha y cuya actividad esté radicada no exclusivamente en algunos términos municipales de la provincia de Guadalajara, como se recogía anteriormente, sino también en el resto de la región, cuando la reiteración de ataques al ganado por parte del lobo en una determinada zona o por la información técnica disponible, sea aconsejable la adopción urgente de medidas.

El fin último, como explica su titular, José Luis Martínez Guijarro, es la conciliación de la presencia del lobo ibérico con los usos ganaderos de la región, en especial, con la ganadería extensiva, según informa la Junta en nota de prensa.
'La voluntad de esta Consejería es continuar concediendo ayudas para prevenir y paliar los daños ocasionados por el lobo ibérico acogiendo nuevos territorios y ampliando las medidas, para minimizar el efecto negativo que la especie puede originar', afirma Martínez Guijarro.
La partida presupuestaria que se destina a estas ayudas, que son gestionadas por el Organismo Autónomo de Espacios Naturales de Castilla-La Mancha es de 42.000 euros, 30.000 en materia de prevención de daños y 12.000 las ayudas de franquicias, lucro cesante y daños indirectos.

Será requisito indispensable, para poder ser beneficiario de cualquier ayuda, la suscripción de una póliza de seguros comprendida en el Plan Nacional de Seguros Agrarios u otra compañía, en la que se encuentre incluida dentro de sus coberturas, el riesgo de daños producidos por lobos y perros asilvestrados y que esté vigente en el momento de presentarse la solicitud de ayuda y, en su caso, de producirse el daño.

AYUDAS.

Además en algunos casos resulta difícil aclarar cuando un ataque ha sido causado por lobos o por perros asilvestrados. Por tal motivo, la presente Orden concede ayudas a los ganaderos para paliar los daños causados cuándo no sea posible discernir si los causantes de los ataques fueron lobos o perros asilvestrados.
Con objeto de que puedan comprobarse los ataques por técnicos del Organismo Autónomo de Espacios Naturales, agentes medioambientales o asesores técnicos, el solicitante de la ayuda de franquicia, lucro cesante y daños indirectos deberá comunicar de forma fehaciente el ataque a los Servicios provinciales del Organismo Autónomo, en el plazo máximo de 48 horas.
El consejero destaca también el importante incremento que han experimentado las ayudas con respecto a la anterior Orden de 2005. Así para la prevención de daños, se subvencionarán las obras que tengan exclusivamente por objeto la mejora de la seguridad de los corrales y apriscos ganaderos existentes frente a intrusiones de lobos o la instalación de pequeños vallados en sesteaderos de ganado, estos vallados podrán ser portátiles. Asimismo se subvencionará la adquisición de perros mastines para la guarda del ganado.

Asimismo, la Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Rural ha decidido hacer una excepción positiva con el lobo, habilitando unas ayudas para compensar el lucro cesante y los daños indirectos generados como consecuencia de los ataques de lobos en estas explotaciones, es decir garantizándose una compensación mínima por los daños originados por el lobo independientemente de lo contemplado en las pólizas de seguros."

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Re: 5.7 million Euros Wolf Conservation
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2008, 09:30 AM »
From laopiniondezamora.es, a new Iberian wolf interpretation centre is to be built in Robledo, Sierra de la Culebra. At a cost of 4,5 million euros, it will include observation towers (they'll have to wait a bit for them to work  >:D), and projection rooms in a visitor's information centre.

"El presupuesto estimado asciende a 4,5 millones de euros, y la previsión es que entre en servicio en el año 2011». Será un centro de referencia nacional y europeo», en palabras de María Jesús Ruiz.
El mandatario de Puebla dijo sentirse «como Cesc tras tirar y marcar el penalti contra Italia». Aparecía ayer pletórico por sacar adelante un reto que le ha llevado a explicar la iniciativa en todas la administraciones y en algunos países europeos, «como Francia y Alemania», dándose la unanimidad «de haber gustado en todos los sitios». En la consejería de Medio Ambiente, dijo, «halló el liderazgo» para poner en marcha una aspiración que todos contemplan como un motor del desarrollo socioeconómico.........La consejera precisó que «en dos o tres años, en esta legislatura», estará concluido el Centro Temático del Lobo, que cuenta ya con la evaluación del proyecto y la evaluación del impacto ambiental. Apuntó que la Sierra de la Culebra «es sinónimo de la presencia del lobo en Castilla y León» y destacó que «el patrimonio natural tiene que ser una fuente de riqueza
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It's hoped to be opened in 2011.

And from elsewhere on figures for attacks made by wolves;
"La consejera de Medio Ambiente, María jesús Ruiz, señaló ayer que «las medidas que está aplicando la Junta» sobre la gestión del lobo «están funcionando», y se remitió al descenso de expedientes tramitados, que fueron 169 en el año 2005 y 85 el pasado año."
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Re: 5.7 million Euros Wolf Conservation
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2008, 09:30 AM »