SAVE OUR WOLVES!
WWF is suing the Norwegian government in an effort to save our wolves, and we need your help.
The wolves in Norway are critically endangered. Still, authorities have allowed that 75 percent of the Norwegian wolves can be hunted and killed this coming winter.
WWF-Norway has exhausted every possible other avenue to prevent this. We cannot sit idly and watch as the government allows an illegal hunt on our most threatened carnivore. Our one remaining option is to take the Norwegian government to court.
WWF believes that the Norwegian wolf management is unconstitutional and also goes against the Norwegian Biodiversity Act and the Bern Convention. If the government will not abide by the law and these international obligations, it must be stopped in court.
Cost of the lawsuit
Lawsuits are expensive. The initial estimates for the trial were approximately 350,000 NOK, but with the new developments in the case, the costs will be higher.
After WWF managed to stop the wolf culling earlier this autumn, the Ministry of Climate and Environment has made a new culling decision. So we were forced to sue the government again – for the second time in just a few weeks. This new culling decision seeks to counter our main arguments from the first lawsuit. Because of this, the case is now more complex, which requires more work from our lawyers. Other NGOs, opposed to wolves, also assist the government in court. If we lose the case, we risk having to pay trial costs both to the attorney general, and to the lawyers of the assisting NGOs.
WWF have decided to push forward with the court case, despite these increased risks. This matter is too important to drop. But this means we have to raise our campaign goal to 550,000 NOK. And we hope for your continued support in our efforts to save the wolves.
Help us raise 550,000 NOK to SAVE OUR WOLVES!
This campaign uses Norwegian Kroner as currency. Conversion table below illustrates the relation between some common currencies:
25 USD = 22 EUR = 204 NOK
50 USD = 44 EUR = 408 NOK
100 USD = 87 EUR = 816 NOK
500 USD = 431 EUR = 4 079 NOK
NB! Check your bank for updated currencies
WWF strongly disagrees with this decision, and we are discussing with our lawyers what to do next.
It is heartbreaking that our goverment feels it is ok to reduce an already critically endagered species by 75 percent, without waiting for a final ruling by the courts.
But we are not giving up! There will be a trial, and we will fight to save our wolves in court.
We hope you continue to support our efforts. And keep spreading the word!
Thank you for all your support!
As many of you know, WWF managed to stop the culling of Norwegian wolves last month. The Ministry of Climate and Environment then made a new, identical culling decision, Because of this, WWF has been forced to sue the government for the second time in just a few weeks. Since we already appeared in the Oslo District Court earlier this autumn (and won), the Ministry knows our main arguments, and they have gone to great lengths to counter them in their new, identical decision.
This week WWF has been in court again, in connection with our second lawsuit. Unfortunately, the decision of whether or not to once again stop the culling, will not be made until January.
As a result, we now risk that several wolves will be shot. In our view, this culling goes against the law and we will continue to fight it in the courts.
The other result of this second culling decision and second lawsuit is that our expenses increase. The case has become more complex and this requires more work from our lawyers. Other NGOs, opposed to wolves, also assist the government in court. If we lose the case, we risk having to pay trial costs both to the Attorney General and to the lawyers of the assisting NGOs.
WWF has decided to push forward with the court case despite these increased risks. The fight for the critically endangered wolves is too important to drop. But this means we have to raise our campaign goal to 550,000 NOK. We hope for your continued support in our efforts to save the wolves.
Meanwhile we wish all of you happy holidays!
Today the Oslo District Court ruled in favour of WWF-Norway’s demand for a temporary injunction.
This means that the wolves cannot be hunted and killed until the case is tried in court, and a ruling is made.
The preparation for the court case continues – and we still need support! Please help us take this all the way. Share our campaign on Facebook and Twitter, so we can secure funding for the trial to save our wolves.
Our case against the Norwegian state states that the current wolf management goes against the constitution, the Biodiversity Act and the Bern Convention. The date for the case to be tried in court is still not set, but for now at least the culling of Norwegian wolves is stopped!
Thank you again to everyone who has supported our campaign so far!
Today was an important day for our case to stop the culling of Norwegian wolves this winter.
We have just had our first meeting in the Oslo District Court, where we argued for a temporary injunction. A decision will be made tomorrow or Thursday. If the judge rules in our favor, the culling will be stopped immediately. A trial date for the main court case is still to be decided. We will keep you updated.
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to help us save our wolves! We have reached 50 % of our target already. But of course we still have a bit to go - so please share our fundraising campaign with your friends in social media. Help us take this all the way.
Hei alle sammen!
Dette har vært en viktig dag for ulvesaken, og kampen for å få stoppet jakten i vinter.
Vi har akkurat hatt vårt først møte i Oslo Tingrett, hvor vi har argumentert for en midlertidig forføyning. En avgjørelse vil komme i morgen eller på torsdag. Hvis dommeren dømmer i vår favør, vil jakten stanses umiddelbart. Foreløpig er det ikke satt en dato for rettsaken. Vi vil holde dere oppdatert.
Tusen takk til alle som har støttet kampen for å redde våre ulver! Vi er allerede halvveis til målet vårt - men det er fortsatt litt igjen. Del veldig gjerne kampanjen med venner i sosiale medier. Det vil hjelpe oss å komme helt i mål.
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