Traditional bird hunts again authorized in several departments, the LPO will seize the Council of State

The Ministry of Ecological Transition once again authorizes several traditional bird hunting techniques which had been rejected by the Council of State this summer.

Traditional bird hunts are once again authorized in several departments, according to reports. published decrees this Friday in the Official Journal by the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

While at the beginning of August, the Council of State had canceled several hunting authorizations with nets (pantes) or cages (matoles), deeming them non-compliant. “the requirements of European law relating to the protection of birds”, these techniques are again authorized to capture the skylark in particular in a series of departments These are the Gironde, the Landes, the Lot-et-Garonne and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. In total, more than 100,000 skylarks can be captured during the 2021-2022 season.

In a press release dated September 16, the League for the Protection of Birds had already announced that if these decrees were published in the Official Journal, it would ask “their immediate suspension before the Council of State”. “Our orders are leaving” has already announced the One Voice association on Twitter.

The LPO indicates that the skylark is classified as “minor concern” and the crested lapwing in “almost threatened” on the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in France.

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