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Last fall came the new Red List, an overview of all endangered species in Norway. Then there was a terrible hype again about all these so-called red list species. Fortunately, we have a government that takes international conventions seriously and instead struggles to put the common types first.
just think The wolf, is a species that obviously makes life miserable for a number of common species. If you don’t take the sheep, they take the moose, and when they emptied their lands of the moose, it’s not good to know what it takes, but it surely is a common thing. And we can’t have that.
Fortunately, it seems that the government has found a solution that will ensure that the endangered wolf disappears from the Red List while at the same time taking care of the common species. The solution? To hit all the wolves. Vips, so the wolf is off the red list, and we can focus on the common species.
after wolves The same medicine awaits critically endangered species such as the bear, wolverine and lynx. Where in India there are man-eating tigers, we have much bigger problems. With almost twenty kilograms, the lynx is a decent and sorry expression, a wolf in sheep’s clothing and a great challenge. Lynx also eats common species. It does not work. It is the role of normal types.
Well, it’s good that our predator hunting committees goal is to get rid of 1/5 of the population of about 400 animals this year. Now I don’t want to be critical, but here they could have taken a little more difficult.
Where the Ministry of Climate and Environment and the Norwegian Environment Agency may be a little behind, there are others far ahead in the fight for common species. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Norwegian Directorate of Agriculture several years ago have done an outstanding job in the fight to care for the common species in the forest and they deserve praise. It is not an easy task.
In the woods we find Not only the most common species, but also the most vulnerable. In other words, there are too many species to be kicked off the red list in the battle to put the common ones first.
Civil service duties also helped make the job difficult. You know, I quote things like: “Professional independence and objectivity are essential to ensuring good decisions are made and citizens have confidence in management.”
When the ministry did not find support for their practice in the current research, they fortunately had the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomics, Nibio, the ministry’s knowledge factory. With them on the team, the department in close collaboration with the forest industry has been admirably successful in bending and extending the Forest Code and later also the Biodiversity Act so that common species are put first and the occurrence of Red List species reduced.
that it Fabulous piece of work. Flat cutting, the process form most capable of breaking red list types, is used today, for example, in almost all cutting operations.
In order to sell timber overseas, small small areas must be maintained where Red List species can live in peace. Fortunately, the administration has emphasized that these so-called biotopes are so small that what is available from the research indicates that the Red List species will die out over time, all on their own, without having to do anything. brilliant!
Now there aren’t necessarily any Red List species in major biotopes at all, because because it’s a common species to prioritize, Nibio, the forest industry, and the ministry have created a mapping methodology where you don’t have to be a trained biologist with Anorak Organic cotton, a magnifying glass, and a thermos in the bag to map out the forest’s environmental values.
Approves Weekend course, and when you’re planning, you don’t have to worry about red list species, but just put some old and dead trees aside here and there until the outside timber buyers are satisfied.
If the industry must have been so unfortunate that some pesky biologists with an organic cotton visor, magnifying glass and thermos in a bag were on a trip and found Red List species in the forest to be cut down, the ministry ensured that the forest could still be cut down until Red List species are scattered among the tree layers.
The forest industry is allowed to use its own expert to assess whether a species needs to be taken into account, and the expert doesn’t need any formal biological competency whatsoever. In this way, forests with internationally endangered species can be felled and sold as environmentally certified lumber. good job!
Then it’s sad To see that the National Research Ethics Committee for Science and Technology, the Office of the Auditor General, Ecocrime, professors and biologists who have had organic cotton goggles, magnifying glasses and thermos in their bags over the years have come under harsh criticism of the department. Would it not be more appropriate to encourage a ministry that took the struggle for common species into its own hands and made life miserable for those pesky Red List species, regardless of the elected representatives in the government?
When we hope to finish getting rid of our common natural heritage soon, I think we should encourage the government to do the same with cultural heritage. Let’s start with the National Library: Come out with Ibsen and enter the kiosk literature under the slogan: “Now it’s the turn of the regular books!”
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