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Wildlife & habitats | 25th February 2021

Public consultation to include all Spanish wolf (Canis lupus) populations in the List of the Royal Decree 139/2011. ClientEarth written response (Spanish Version)
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Public consultation to include all Spanish wolf (Canis lupus) populations in the List of the Royal Decree 139/2011. ClientEarth written response (Spanish Version)

This written response answers the call for public consultation regarding the "Draft Ministerial Order amending the annex to Royal Decree 139/2011, of 4 February, for the development of the List of Wildlife Species under Special Protection Regime and the Spanish Catalogue of Threatened Species" on the inclusion of the entire Spanish wolf (Canis lupus) population in said List.

ClientEarth has requested:

1. That the Ministerial Order including all Spanish populations of the wolf in the List of Wildlife Species under Special Protection Regime, be processed and approved.

2. That given the possibility - admitted by the Scientific Committee- that the criteria for classification as “Vulnerable” are already met, and in application of the precautionary principle of Article 191 TFEU:

  1. The Ministry compiles the technical and scientific information necessary to initiate the process of cataloguing the Spanish wolf populations as “Vulnerable”, and where appropriate, the Ministry commissions the necessary studies and research on these aspects indicated by the Scientific Committee.
  2. A state conservation plan be approved for all Spanish populations of the wolf.

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