• The measure seeks to promote the coexistence of the protected wildlife with the economic activities of the territory
  • It is supporting farmers and owners of herds in extensive regime mountain so that group together to protect them and watch over when grazing in areas with presence of brown bear

The Generalitat has hired an insurance policy that will allow satisfy immediate compensation to farmers for the damages caused by the common vulture, brown bear and wolf livestock. Thus, farmers will not ensure their livestock for the damages caused by protected wildlife and will be guaranteed of prompt payments. The policy is effective from June 8.

The processing of files follow the procedure established so far in Decree 176/2007 and AAM/147/2014 Order. Once resolved favourability and the amount to compensate by the Generalitat, the insurance broker will contact stakeholders to make effective compensation within a maximum period of five days. The measure seeks to promote the coexistence of protected wildlife with economic activities in the territory.

Through Piroslife Program for consolidation of brown bears in the central Pyrenees, are underway different actions for preventing attacks on flocks and beehives. In addition to the payment of damages, it is supporting farmers and owners of herds in extensive regime mountain to group them as an effective measure of protection and surveillance when grazing in areas with presence of brown bear.

Have been hired shepherds and helpers from shepherds of sheep and goats, cows and asses to control and monitor the animals in mountain and also carries out the placement, control and maintenance of electric fences installed to protect beehives of bee farms against possible depredations.

The brown bear, recovery element of biodiversity

Last week began the groupings of herds of sheep in the headwaters of the Vall d’Àneu, Vall de Cardós and Vall Ferrera (Pallars Sobirà), within the Natural Park of High Pyrenees. This year will be three groupings, of which 3,000 come from Pallars Sobirà and about 1,500 of Aran.

These measures are addressed to the conservation of the brown bear as an element of recovery of biodiversity, but also as a catalyst, making effective coexistence with the inhabitants of the territory, supporting them to harmonize their activities with the presence of plantigrade.