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Title (Primary) Wolf conservation and removal of wolves in Germany - Status quo and prospects
Author Köck, W.;
Journal Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law
Year 2019
Department UPR;
Volume 16
Issue 3
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T16;
Keywords wolf conservation; Habitats Directive; conservation status; derogations; species removal
Abstract

In Germany, the wolf population develops in a very dynamic manner. As a result, politics and society increasingly worry about human safety and whether the return of the wolf can be kept compatible with pasture grazing. Plans by the federal states (Länder) for wolf management serve both to prepare society for the return of wolves and to deal with likely emerging conflicts. In exceptional cases, conflict management may include the ‘removal’ of wolves, i.e. the killing of individual ‘problem-wolves’. This paper analyses the legal prerequisites for the removal of wolves; it also addresses the conditions that must be met for wolf management to be placed under a new legal framework – beyond the exemption regime under species protection law. In this context, the ‘favourable conservation status’ of wolves plays a key role.

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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=22364
Köck, W. (2019):
Wolf conservation and removal of wolves in Germany - Status quo and prospects
JEEPL 16 (3), 262 - 278