The reason is because there are plans to add the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) to the list of especially protected species.
Hunting rules state lynx are limited game species and VMD needs to calculate the permissible hunting amount every season.
The goal is to add the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) to the list of especially protected animal species.
In May the Saeima decided to hand the initiative on prohibiting lynx hunting to the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee for further discussions.
Representative of the initiative Jānis Vinters previously said there is no logical, scientific or biological justification for hunting lynx.
Vinters estimates that in 2019 a total of 34% of all lynx hunted in Europe were hunted in Latvia.
The author of the initiative mentioned that Latvia also permits hunters to hunt lynx mothers and lynx kittens, which is strictly prohibited by EU directives. »