European Commission launches EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores
The European Commission has launched a new EU Platform to help resolve social conflicts over large carnivores. EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: “We need to treat our natural neighbours with respect – but we also need to heed the concerns of those whose lives are genuinely affected by their close proximity. My warm congratulations to the organisations that have worked together to set up this important platform, which represents a major step forward in efforts to address the issue of peaceful coexistence.”
Read the full press release.
If you want to know more about large carnivores in the EU and the Commission’s activity on large carnivores, please visit their website.
Eurosite wilderness workshop about living with large herbivores and carnivores
Eurosite is currently preparing a workshop on this issue, which take place in the Netherlands from 17 – 19 September 2014. We look forward to welcoming you at our wilderness workshop “Living with wilderness in Europe: communicating non intervention management strategies and dealing with public perceptions of growing populations of large herbivores and carnivores”.
The workshop programme and registration form will soon be available on the dedicated workshop page!