115 wolves killed in 3 yrs, 40% by poachers

Legambiente, Maiella National Park set up protection unit

(ANSA) - Rome, December 28 - Some 115 wolves were killed in Italy in the three years between 2013 and 2015, the Legambiente environmental protection group said Monday.
    More than 40% of them were killed by poachers, it said - 24.3% by firearms, 10.5% by poisoning and 6% by traps.
    The remaining 45.6% of deaths had various causes including being hit by cars, while less than 1% were due to attacks by other wolves.
    Legambiente and the Maiella National Park in Abruzzo said they were setting up a special wolf-protection unit.


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