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Finding ways to coexist with wild animals is one of the most controversial challenges of our time. Increasingly, wolves, bears, lynxes, and wolverines return to their former habitats, causing conflicts between conservationists and livestock owners. To reduce conflicts, we need to educate ourselves and support farmers, landowners, and citizens who are confronted with "large carnivores".
Understanding how to protect livestock effectively and prevent conflicts with large carnivores from early on is a keystone of our work in the "Euro Large Carnivores" Project (ELC).
These SOPs contain case studies and recommended examples for specific aspects of large carnivore management that have been identified by the stakeholders of the EuroLargeCarnivores project as being successful, or at least very promising, in different European countries.
Our recommendations are to focus on actions that are easily achievable but will have the biggest impact according to our experiences from during the project period.
Learn more about the distribution and current population numbers of wolf, lynx, bear and wolverine in Europe. Get an insight into the complexity of the occurrence of large predators in the vicinity of humans and which paths lead to coexistence.
Carnivore Damage Prevention News (CDPNews) is a professional newsletter focused on the complex challenges presented by the coexistence of large carnivores and human activities.
About 40 speakers from the USA and Europe presented solutions for coexistence with wolves, e.g. electric fences and livestock guarding dogs.
Speakers from different geographical and professional backgrounds will give insights into their experiences of dealing with wildlife crime.
Find out how to effectively protect grazing animals from wolf attacks. Watch step by step permanent and mobile electric fence building tutorials with the experts Peter Schütte and Swen Keller.
We conducted three publications within the project. If you want to learn more about the scientific background in relation to our project read the stakeholder analysis, the socio-economic impact analysis, and the Life project review.
Find out how landowners and farmers all around Europe deal with large carnivores as their direct neighbours.
Find detailed information about our project, large carnivores in Europe and contacts in the field of livestock protection and coexistence.
Find interesting and fun material for events, education or presentations about large carnivores in Europe.
We provide a platform for like-minded and affected people to discuss conflicts and solutions involving large carnivores.