Spain wants to ban wolf hunting across the country to protect endangered species. Currently, there are only 1.5-2 thousand individuals. Until now, this ban was only enjoyed by populations south of the Douro River, and northern wolves were still under threat. The National Commission for Natural Heritage announced that all wolf species in whole Spain are now protected.
In 2012–2014 the presence of 297 wolf packs
was shown. The highest wolf densities are in Castile and León, followed by Galicia, Asturias, and Cantabria. Their presence has also been found, but to a very limited extent, in the Basque Country, La Rioja, and Castilla-La Mancha. The Spanish wolf – also known as the Iberian wolf – is a subspecies of the gray wolf. Recent estimates show that only 1.5-2 thousand people remain at large in Spain. individuals, 90% of which live in the northern regions. Coming up with the idea of including all Spanish wolf populations on the list of specially protected species, the researchers concluded that they were Spain’s cultural heritage.