The hunt is open everywhere in France since this Sunday.
However, the practice has been severely restricted in the national reserve of the Plaine des Maures (Var), reports France Inter.
The prefecture has in fact decided to ban small game hunting and fishing in order to allow wildlife to repopulate after the forest fires of last August.
The wild boar beatings will be able to take place until September 30, "only on the plots of vines" specified the prefecture.
Likewise, deer hunting has been partially authorized, with quotas, in the burnt areas outside the nature reserve.
Following the #Feu de #Gonfaron, two prefectural decrees regulate hunting and fishing in the affected areas.
📄The press release from the prefecture⤵️
📌The decrees👉https: //t.co/Dh6015JhJD pic.twitter.com/Z6JyGReJPt
- Prefect of Var (@ Prefet83) September 10, 2021
No white year
This decision of the prefecture is not in line with the requests of the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, which had asked for a white year of hunting.
"It would be criminal to allow hunters to track down and kill the survivors of this tragedy," the association said.
For his part, Marc Maury, director of the CEN Paca (Conservatory of natural spaces in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) expressed the hope that hunters would show judgment.
"Taking animals on the edge of the forest means taking animals intended to repopulate the entire devastated area," said the director.
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