Success: Wild Wolf Populations Return to the Forests of Belgium After Near Extinction

Target: Zuhal Demir, Flemish Minister for Environment

Goal: Praise Belgium for enabling the return of wolves to the wild after years of absence.

A pregnant wolf and the arrival of four other adult wolves herald the official return of the species to Belgium’s wild after years of absence. Environment minister Zuhal Demir announced the mother wolf’s pregnancy months after she found a mate in the wild, and many are calling Belgium “the wolf crossroads of Europe.”

The return of wolves in Europe has been in progress for nearly a decade now, with wolves returning to the wild but still at risk due to the species being a popular hunting target. Farmers called for “population control” out of fear for their property and livestock. Petitions such as this one circulated demanding many countries, Belgium included, strengthen protection of the species by putting their survival before the demands of farmers and the desires of hunters.

Belgium’s wolf population is finally seeing a great improvement after so many years, and Demir is one of several to thank for this. Sign this petition to praise Belgium’s environment minister for helping to enable the return of wolves to the wild.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Environment Minister Demir,

After nearly ten years of shaky visibility and attempts to return to the wild, wolves are finally becoming more prominent in Belgium thanks to your efforts, as well as many others seeking to protect the species. Wolves have faced many challenges in their return, mainly hunters and the demand for “population control” from worried farmers.

Thank you for making it possible for these creatures to make an official return to the wild after so long. Even if the current population is still fairly small, adults are crossing into the territory, and the arrival of new cubs this spring will provide a boost as well. Wolves are beautiful and noble creatures, and they deserve to call the wild their home once more. Thank you for helping to protect them.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Mark Kent




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2 Comments

  1. The only good hunter is a dead one.Hunt the hunters and lets turn these vile bastard animal killers into fertiliser!!!!!

  2. Praise Belgium for enabling the return of wolves to the wild after years of absence.

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