Several packs of wolves settled in the Vaucluse. They are more precisely from Mont-Ventoux to the Luberon. They have also taken their mark for about four years in the Toulourenc valley, according to the Departmental Federation of Hunters interviewed by La Provence. If their presence is no longer in doubt, the exact number of animals remains unknown.
But this predator would threaten the local fauna and would be the author of many attacks. Herds of deer and mouflons would have deserted the Toulourenc valley. According to the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB), contacted by our colleagues, a wolf can eat between 2 and 5 kg of meat per day. He might even "attack more sheep than he's going to eat next." For its defenders, including France Nature Environnement (FNE), the animal is essential in these territories because it allows a regulation of the population, especially wild boars and deer.
Follow the evolution of the wolf
The French Federation of Associations for the Protection of Nature and the Environment ensures that it is possible to protect herds and recalls that compensation from the State exists in case of attacks. In addition, scaring shots and slaughters may be authorized by the prefecture under conditions.
To learn more about the presence of wolves and their evolution, the Ministry of Ecology mandated the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB). The various information collected is then analyzed so that an identity card of the animal is established.