Posts tagged as State Forest Service

Latvian VMD has confirmed 33 wolf attacks this year

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Latvian Radio reported on October 13, the State Forest Service (VMD) has confirmed 33 wolf attacks this year, a third of which were registered in Latgale. VMD asks residents to report any damage caused by wolves. In Latvia, there is a limit of 280 wolves allowed to be hunted each year. Since the beginning of the hunting season three months ago, hunters have already managed to pack in 145 kills…

Year’s biggest fire finally extinguished in Latvia

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The State Forest Service (VMD) confirmed August 4, that the fire which broke out in Pemme bog July 26 has finally been put out with the help of heavy rainfall. Large numbers of firefighters managed to contain the area in which the fire was burning so that it did not spread to other forests, but the difficult conditions meant it took rainfall to douse the area completely. In all some…

Hunting statistics for Latvia published

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on July 27 published hunting statistics for the 2019/2020 season that show a greater number of animals killed than in the previous season. According to the latest figures, the game animals most often killed were Roe Deer, more than 34,000 meeting their demise. Second place went to beavers (more than 30,000) and then Red Deer (more than 20,000). Most figures were comparable to the numbers taken…

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…