“We want to limit the number of bones that will fit in the Pyrenees,” the demand of ranchers and farmers

In the Pyrenees, after hibernation, Bones were seen again They are approaching populated areas. Although the population is growing, according to the Climate Action Department, attacks remain stable.

On the other hand, the opinion of farmers and ranchers is not the same. “Unusual presence” of bones just meters away from villages in the area Ferreira Valleyprompting about seventy cattle breeders from Pallars to take to the streets Ask management to “manage better” Of these animals in the Pyrenees.

At Monday’s protest in LaForce, they denounced that the reintroduction of farms into the Pyrenees region had not been well managed. At the same time, they called for population reduction and insisted on the danger posed by getting too close to herds and populations.

Although the state has strengthened protection and control measures in recent years, livestock farmers consider them insufficient.

Regarding possible attacks on livestock and people, Gabriel Lambrevrural agent and coordinator of brown bear and wolf monitoring in Catalonia, talks about the behavior of the smallest specimens of the brown bear “They are still not clear about the risks and threats And many times they have one curiosity behavior,Which should not always be understood as one “Agressive behavior”.

for every Richard CasanovasHead of the Fauna and Flora Service at the Climate Action Department, “It is important that there is coexistence and that livestock activity and the presence of bones are compatible.”. But the balance is difficult in the eyes of ranchers.

About seventy cattle ranchers from Pallars were mobilized in LaForce (3Cat)

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Raquel Serratfrom the Farmers Union, demands adequate management of the existence of the bone. “We want to determine how many bones are needed in the Pyrenees and how many bones can fit there, and determine the ideal bone space.”.

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Last year there were 13 attacks on sheep, 5 goats and 1 calf, and many damages to bee farms. Farm owners demand speedy payment of compensation. Currently, the department takes an average of five months to pay. To prevent attacks, during the summer, the state begins regrouping the herds in areas where bones are found. This measure includes more protection and more vigilance for livestock.

Vegas Pro It was reintroduced in 1996 In the Pyrenees and since then the population has not stopped growing. The last census indicates 83 specimens, of which 41 walk between Pallars Sobirà, Vall d’Aran, Alta Ribagorça and also Pallars Jussà.

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