Estonia applies for exceptions to EU hunting bans

  • 1999-12-09
  • By Tricia Cornell
TALLINN - Elsewhere in the world, environmentalists and hunters make strange bedfellows. But in Estonia the two groups have found a common adversary: EU regulations.Throughout Europe, large predators such as wolves, bear and lynx are endangered species and are strictly protected. So when Estonia joins the EU, as it hopes to do in the next five years, the same rules will apply: absolutely no hunting of any of them.The problem is that Estonia doesn't have too few of these animals, but too many, according to most experts. So during upcoming environmental negotiations with Brussels, Estonia wil...
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