Baby wolves will be presented the greatest amount of protection in Flanders, meaning killing one deliberately could be punished by fines as much as €500,000.

Wolf killing faces

The preliminary draft decree, in line with the proposal by Flemish Minister for Atmosphere Zuhal Demir, was approved in principle through the Flemish government, reports De Morgen.

The intentional killing of the wolf may also be punished having a prison sentence as high as 5 years. Initially, the utmost fine was €250,000, which increases to €500,000 due to the greatest protection level, that additional surcharges can nonetheless be added.

What this means is the wolf has become because of the same protection as, amongst others, the ecu beaver and also the otter.

Recently, Demir already announced that they desired to boost the protection of baby wolves. In cooperation using the Defence Department, a bigger hunting-free rest zone is going to be produced by suspending all hunting activities within the wolf’s habitat throughout the mating season.

The region concerns Camp Beverlo, shooting range Meeuwen-Helchteren and Pijnven (Bosland), within the Limburg province. The hunting association Hubertus Vereniging Vlaanderen stated that this type of ban was “completely exaggerated and totally inappropriate,” based on Het Laatste Nieuws.