Case studies for coexistence between people and large carnivores

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In its latest newsletter, the EU platform for the coexistence between people and large carnivores launched a series of case studies. EUROPARC is a member of the platform, actively contributing to the European debate, representing the position of Protected Areas.

One of the first tasks of the EU Platform was to gather good practice examples of how coexistence between people and large carnivores can be supported. Over the last three years, the Platform has collated nearly 40 good practice examples which are briefly presented on the website. The Platform has now published a report providing a deeper analysis of ten cases.

The analysis aims to identify the specific elements within a particular case that have been important for improving the relationship between stakeholders and see if this can be transferred elsewhere to reduce conflict related to coexistence. The ten best practice examples were chosen to cover a range of biogeographic and political situations; all large carnivore species and the range of different stakeholder groups. Interviews with representative stakeholders in each case were transcribed and analysed.

The report and the individual case study descriptions are available on the Platform website.

Download also the Newsletter from November.