Seminar Presentations

Presentations of the Networking Seminar for the Alpine Biogeographical region, included in the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process and 5th Regional Workshop of the EU Platform on the Coexistence between people & large carnivores 

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Day 1

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Welcome and introduction by Fabio Di Bernardo, mayor of Venzone, Andrea Beltrame, president of the Prealpi Giulie Nature Park, Mariagrazia Santoro, councillor of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Marko Pretner, manager “Dom Triglav” – Triglav National Park (no slides)

The Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy by Marco Cipriani, DG ENV – European Commission

Where are we? by Stefano Santi, director of Prealpi Giulie Nature Park

The state of large carnivores in the transboundary Julian Alps by Stefano Filacorda, researcher at the University of Udine

Introduction to the EU Platform on coexistence between people and large carnivores by Jurgen Tack, scientific director at the European Landowners’ Organisation (ELO)

Day 2

Introductions of the program of the second day by Stefano Santi, Prealpi Giulie Nature Park and Jurgen Tack, ELO (no slides)

INSTITUTIONS

The role of protected areas for conservation and coexistence by Federico Minozzi, EUROPARC Federation

The state of large carnivores in the Alps by Paolo Molinari, WISO Platform of the Alpine Convention

The approach of Slovenia to manage the relationship between large carnivores and humans by Peter Skoberne, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning – Slovenia

The approach of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region to manage the relationship between large carnivores and humans by Umberto Fattori, Paolo Benedetti and Giuliana Nadalin, Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

The approach of the Province of Trento to manage the relationship between large carnivores and humans by Claudio Groff, coordinator of large carnivore service – Province of Trento

Communication as a tool for human-bear coexistence: the challenging experience of Trentino by Marta Gandolfi, Muse

STAKEHOLDERS

The coexistence between large carnivores, farming activities and land owners by Josef Zandl, Fischhorn Estate Management, Salzburg

The coexistence between large carnivores and hunting activities by Roderick Enzerink, wildlife policy officer at the European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation (FACE)

The coexistence between large carnivores and tourism activities by Marco Katzenberger, hotel manager (no slides)

Rural development programmes supporting coexistence measures

Measures for coexistence in the Rural Development Programmes: Greater future potential? by Katrina Marsden, EU LC Platform Secretariat (adelphi consult)

Tools and opportunities to promote coexistence: the RDP in Piemonte region by Moreno Soster, responsible for agriculture and livestock production – Piemonte region

Tools and opportunities to promote coexistence: the case of LIFE DINALP BEAR project by Rok Černe and Tomaž Berce, Slovenia Forest Service

Introduction to the thematic sessions: EU Platform case study report by Tasos Hovardas, EU LC Platform Secretariat (Callisto)

INNOVATIONS, TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCEDURES

Presentation of case studies

“Innovative technical measures and tools to prevent and mitigate conflicts”

LIFE “WolfAlps” project by Francesca Marucco, project technical manager LIFE “WolfAlps” project

Conservation tools and conflict mitigation: The Eurasian lynx by Anja Molinari-Jobin, KORA

“Communication actions and tools for the coexistence”

“Dinalp Bear” LIFE project by Klemen Jerina, professor at the University of Ljubljana

Using multi criteria decision analysis to address conflicts over wolf conservation in agricultural landscapes: wolves, sheep, and stakeholders in the Province of Grosseto by Valeria Salvatori, project manager of the LIFE “MedWolf” project

National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise [English] / La mitigazione dei conflitti tra popolazioni e grandi carnivori: strumenti e azioni di comunicazione [Italian] by Antonio Carrara, Federparchi, president of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise

Conclusions by Jurgen Tack, scientific director at ELO (no slides)

Final greet by Isabella De Monte, member of the European Parliament (no slides)

Day 3

Visit of the farm Dosmo and a bear study site by Alessandro Dosmo, farmer, breeder and beekeeper and Stefano Filacorda, researcher at the University of Udine

Models for coexistence and communication: the experience of “il Villaggio degli Orsi” (“Village of the bears” association) by Sara Vezzaro, environmental educator at “Village of the bears” association

Models for coexistence and communication: the AlpBioNet project by Filippo Favilli, researcher at EURAC Research

The workshop has been once more an opportunity to strengthen the dialogue among different stakeholders and to share experiences and perspectives on a delicate issue. The workshop took place in the framework of the 2017 initiatives of the EU Platform for coexistence between people and large carnivores, with the kind support of ELO – the European Landowners Organization, the active engagement of the hosting Park and the expertise of the University of Udine and was framed within the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process for the Alpine Region.