New Update 25.2.2017: Italy the latest country to permit killing of wolves

March 8th, the final decision has been postponed until March 30th. 
25. February 2017 from our colleague Dario Botti: According to Rinaldo Sidoli, the Wolf plan (Piano Lupo in Italian) is postponed for the second time, and it could be postponed to March 9, for the final vote. The Minister Galletti (Environment) wants to maintain the permit to kill wolves, although there is a majority of 11 regions against the slaughter. 
Update 1. February 2017: The decision about the Wolf plan has been postponed to February 23th (technical panel) and to a second date to be finally decided (political and final decision).
Original Story 26. January 2017: As most of you may have heard, Italy has approved the new Italian Wolf plan. This new Wolf plan includes derogations (killing) up to a maximum of 5% of the wolf population. This is what we know from the official communication of the government and from Media and this is nothing unexpected. We are trying to find out more about the details to clarify such questions:
  • Why should 5% of the Wolf population be killed at all?
  • 5% of what population: the total Italian population or the appennine or the alpine one or of the regional population?
  • Does the 5% include the current increasing number of Wolves illegally poached or not?
  • Who is the allowed to kill the wolves?
  • What about the permission procedures?
  • Who will decide which wolves, where and by whom to be killed?
As soon as our Italian partners know more about this evolving story, we will inform you and update this website.
After Daniza, now this! This is a total failure not only of the bureaucrats but also of the scientific community and the NGOs in Italy. Italy was a Best practice example on how to support and manage the return of the large carnivores. The concept, that the Wolf is a protected species in the EU is becoming  a farce. Why do we have European Legislation, if any country can override them and decide that the Wolf can be hunted and killed? Gudrun Pflüger, Large Carnivore Expert, European Wilderness Society
Gudrun Pflueger surrounded by wolves

31 thoughts on “New Update 25.2.2017: Italy the latest country to permit killing of wolves

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  • Italians, I said to myself,,,having worked and enjoyed life with their humanity surely there is some mistake. These courageous and most cultured of Europeans are responsible for this. How can it be that my Friends Franco- Lucianna- Christina- Giuseppe and all the others stand by and allow this gratuitous slaughter of one of our most supreme spirits from the wild. These men, should be punished and severely for their endless persecution of gods gifts to us. STOP STOP STOP now or be cursed by us till you rot in hell.

  • Update 10th march 2017.
    The State-Regions Conference has found an (almost) unanimous agreement on a document calling for the dismissal of wolf culling. Now only Tuscany region and one autonomous province (Trentino or Alto-Adige/Süd-Tirol?) are for the wolf killing. More than 228.000 people have signed the petition against wolf culling. Next important date: 30th March.
    SOURCE: Rinaldo Sidoli, link:

  • I come from a beautiful small Island in the Mediterranean which is Malta. We don’t have wild animals because we don’t have forests. For me that I had never seen a wild animal in my entire life I feel angry and disgusted to see all these poor creatures in that barbaric photo lying dead on top of each other. Hey…… you… who killed all those wolves what satisfaction did you get.? And how did you feel that day killing all those animals with all that blood on your hands like Super Man with super powers ????? . The Minister Galletti how does he feel if he still wants to keep the permit to kill the wolves ? Does he feel happy?. I am sorry to says these words to people that I don’t even know but it hearts me a lot to see all that slaughter of wolves when in my entire life I had never seen one. Please think before you act ……..I am an animal LOVER ……God Bless all the animals in the world

  • Dear God what is wrong with you?! STOP!!!!

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