Do our actions coincide with our words on the game management?


Latvia is publicly committed to becoming a leader of the European Union (EU) in conserving and increasing natural capital. However, practice shows that the interests of hunters, foresters, and farmers have led to the set goals being forgotten. Harvest quotas for specially protected species of European significance such as lynx, wolf, and deer (cloven-hoofed animals) are set taking into account the number of animals.The State Audit Office draws attention to the fact that the State Forest Service (SFS) decides on the possibilities of lynx hunting in Latvia instead of the Nature Conservation Agency (NCA), which is responsible for the conservation of specially protected species.