Posts tagged as hunting

Latvian State Forest Service disagrees with the State Audit

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The State Forest Service (VMD) disagrees with the State Audit claims that data on lynx populations in Latvia are misleading, Latvian Radio reported on July 9. State Audit Office  has highlighted shortcomings   in lynx population records in the audit of game species management. Inga Vilka, member of the State Audit Board, pointed out that currently the data collected by VMD on the number of lynx in Latvia is not reliable…

Hunting is excessive in Latvia

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The hunting limits for animals of protected species at European level – lynx, wolves and deer – in Latvia are determined proportionally to the number of animals. However, data differs across sources, causing discrepancies and allowing manipulation, said the State Audit Office (VK) on July 7. Of the 23 European Union (EU) Member States home to the lynx, only three allow hunting, Latvia, Finland, and Sweden. In Latvia, the lynx hunting limit…

St. Petersburg animal activists want Estonia to send bears back to Russia

Thursday, July 25, 2019

In a letter to Estonian Minister of the Environment Rene Kokk, Russian animal activists are asking to leave the two bears that have caused a lot of commotion in Estonia’s Valga county alive and guide them back to Russia if possible, Postimees reported. Jelena Bobrova, president of the St. Petersburg-based animal welfare organization “Baltiskaya zabota o zhivotnyh,” says in the letter to the Estonian minister that her concerns are caused by…

Saeima lowers minimum hunting age to 16

Friday, March 15, 2019

Saeima in a final reading March 14 adopted legislative amendments lowering the minimum age for underage hunters who may use firearms during hunting to 16 years. A proposal by Interior Minister Sandis Girgens (KPV LV) that young hunters must have a hunter’s license issued by the State Forest Service and a permit from the State Police, was approved by the committee. Once the amendment comes into force, individuals who are…