Wolf Attacks in the Chamonix Valley Alpine Pastures

 

On 13-14 June 2020, the flock of M. Donovan, located in the alpine pastures in the commune of Chamonix - Tour and Lognan / Pendant sectors - has suffered two wolf attacks on the communal grounds of Le Tour (located below the arrival station of the Charamillon gondola).

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Wolf Attacks in the Chamonix Valley Alpine Pastures
Wolf Attacks in the Chamonix Valley Alpine Pastures
Press Release regarding the Wolfs Attacks in the Chamonix Valley

The first attack happened on the night of 13 to 14 June, when a goat and a sheep were killed.

The second attack took place the following night, which resulted in the disappearance of 19 animals.

Two French Biodiversity Officers arrived on 15 June to attest the nature of the attack. Their watch all night long confirmed the presence of two wolves.

It is worth mentioning that the flock of 970 animals was protected by an Anatolian Shepherd Dog.

These attacks follow the attacks that took place in Les Houches and Servoz on 26 April. Moreover, on 17 June another wolf attack happened in Servoz.

In this context of crisis, a first meeting on the initiative of the community of municipalities and bringing together the stakeholders will take place, to define the nature protection measures that need be taken to ensure the sustainability and security of the reception of herds in alpine pastures.

The municipality regrets to inform you that the Fête de la Transhumance, scheduled for 10 September 2020, is consequently cancelled.

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