For første gang i vår historie kjører vi i gang en underskriftskampanje. Denne første kampanjen er for å bevare ulven i Norge, senere kan det komme kampanjer både mht. bjørn, jerv og gaupe.


Underskriftene blir overlevert statsminister Erna Solberg og sekretariatet for Bern-konvensjonen. Norges behandling av ulvene er helt uakseptabelt og det er på tide at folks sine stemmer blir hørt! Kampanjen har allerede langt over 21 000 underskrifter per dags dato (05.05.2014)

Kampanjen innledes slik: Hjelp oss å stoppe Norges plan om å drepe de siste gjenværende ulvene i Norge. I 2013 var det bare 32 ulver igjen, og 12 ble skutt. Nå skal det jaktes på ytterligere 15 ulver. Det er ingen tid å miste – skriv under på denne underskriftskampanjen - for å stoppe dem fra å utrydde våre siste ulver!

Vi vil at politikerne skal innse at ulvene er viktig for den norske naturen, og at måten de håndterer våre ulver på nå, ikke er innenfor nordmenns syn på hvordan Norge skal ta vare på sin ulvebestand. Vi vil ha dem til å endre loven og rovviltforliket som politikerne benytter, ved en hver anledning til å gjemme seg bak. Hjelp oss å redde ulvene fra den totale utryddelse i vår norske fauna.

Engelsk tekst: 

Norway has an image as a broadminded, liberal, green nation. And we love to show off the country's natural beauty and astonishing wildlife. But while wolves are very popular in Norway: surveys suggest that around 80% of the public - in both urban and rural areas - want to keep them at current or higher numbers, the dominant voices are those who belong to a small, but powerful minority and suggests that the sensibilities of Norway's current political class are no more sophisticated than those of the frontiersmen of the wild west in the late 19th century.

Nothing we have learnt about wolves over the past few decades - the marvels of their social structure, the very low risk they present to people and even to most livestock, the remarkable extent to which they shape the ecosystem, allowing other species to flourish - has altered attitudes among the hard core of people determined to exterminate them.

Every year some 2 million sheep are released into forests and mountains of Norway without supervision. Around 1,500 of them - as a maximum estimate - are killed by wolves. The farmers are richly compensated for these killings.

Far more sheep - some 100,000 - die for other reasons: falling into crevasses, drowning, infectious diseases, being hit by trains. But as has happened in so many countries across so many centuries, the wolf is seen by some landowners as encapsulating everything that's wrong with the world. It is, whatever the evidence might say, perceived as a bundle of concentrated evil, which must be contained and destroyed if humankind is to emerge from the darkness of the past.

Politics in Norway tend to be local in character. For people who possess an almost religious aversion to wolves, the persistence of the species is an election issue. But those who like wolves tend to vote as most people do, on issues such as the economy, tax and, perhaps, broader environmental policy.

At the latest summit on the Convention on Biological Diversity, Norway agreed a strategic plan to halt biodiversity loss. Almost immediately afterwards it announced the meeting with the Swedes, whose purpose, as far as some political parties are concerned, seems to be to extirpate the wolf.

Already, the situation of predators in Norway is grim. Just under 5% of the country has been designated a "wolf zone", in which the animals are allowed to exist. But only three litters a year are permitted: once three pairs of wolves have bred, all the rest can be shot. There are currently just 30 wolves in the country. The hunting quota for this winter is 13. More than a century ago, before state bounties were paid for the killing of wolves, the population in Norway was more than 1,000.

The government in Norway is disregarding all international agreements, as the Bern convention and is keeping the numbers of wolves in Norway at a low minimum. The numbers are so extremely low (about 30 Norwegian wolves) that scientist research (Skandulv) shows that the wolves in Norway and Scandinavia are suffering from grave genetic disorders due to inbreeding.

We want to expose the myth of Scandinavian policy towards the natural world, which we have allowed ourselves to believe is better than that of almost any other nations. It is striking that across the Balkans, eastern Europe and Germany, the protection of wildlife and the readiness to allow the number of large predators to rise is far more advanced than in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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