We must defend the protection status of the wolf!

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Please use your letter to Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commission to counter the negative propaganda being used against the wolf. Let's organise a storm of sympathy for these fascinating animals - many thanks for your support!

How does it work?

  1. Copy the suggested text into a blank email, adapt it individually as necessary and sign it with your name.
  2. Send it before 22 September 2023 to: EC-WOLF-DATA-COLLECTION(at)ec.europa.eu 

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Subject: Urgent Concern: Protecting Wolves and Promoting Co-Existence

Dear President von der Leyen, dear European Commission,

I am writing to you today as a concerned citizen deeply troubled by recent discussions about the protection status of the wolf in the EU and the recent claims the European Commission has made. Wolves are an integral part of our natural heritage, and their continued existence is crucial for maintaining the ecological balance in our ecosystems.

The wolf numbers have increased on our continent, which is great news for our much degraded biodiversity. However, I am worried that as soon as the wolf populations have recovered, they are immediately treated as a threat, and we forget they are native inhabitants of our land.

Your statement vilifying the wolf and saying they are a threat to humans is unfounded and deeply worrying. There are extremely rare instances of wolf attacks on humans in the European Union, and fatalities resulting from such attacks are even rarer. Wolves generally tend to avoid contact with humans.

I believe that we must prioritise peaceful co-existence. I urge you to take decisive action to protect our wolf populations and promote co-existence between wolves and local communities.

We, humans, are part of the ecosystem that we share with other species that play crucial ecological roles. We can decide if we want nature in Europe to thrive or barely survive.

As a citizen concerned about these issues, I am asking you not to modify the status of the protection of the wolf. I also expect the European Commission to push forward evidence-based policymaking. Europe can lead the way in demonstrating how human societies can co-exist with large predators and protect our natural heritage for future generations.

I thank you for your attention to this matter and trust that you will consider the importance of preserving wolves and promoting co-existence in our shared European landscape.

Kind regards,

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Letter of concern to Ursula von der Leyen, Protection status wolf

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