The EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores is a grouping of organisations representing different interests groups which have agreed a joint mission:
"To promote ways and means to minimize, and wherever possible find solutions to, conflicts between human interests and the presence of large carnivore species, by exchanging knowledge and by working together in an open-ended, constructive and mutually respectful way"
In June 2014, high-level representatives of a range of stakeholder organisations signed an agreement on the key principles of engagement in the activities of the Platform.
The original text, as agreed and signed is only in English and therefore this is the authentic language version.
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The Platform has carried out the following activities:
Organised events such annual meetings and regional workshops;
Gathered case studies demonstrating good practice that promote coexistence with large carnivores in a range of Member States;
Carried out an in-depth analysis of 10 case studies;
Researched the use of Rural Development funds in supporting coexistence with large carnivores in the EU;
Collected reports and other publications to form a library of references;
Upcoming event: 18 September 2018| 6th Regional Workshop of the EU Platform
The Platform members the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the European Landowners' Organization (ELO) co-host the EU Large Carnivores Platform's 6th Regional Workshop as a side event of the ‘Pathways Europe 2018’ conference on Tuesday, 18 September 2018, in Goslar. Further information about this event will be provided soon.
May 2018| Regional Large Carnivore Platforms
The EU Large Carnivore Platform supported EU parliamentarians to suggest funding regional platforms in areas with ongoing conflicts caused by large carnivore presence. Within a pilot project, a number of regional platforms on the coexistence between people and large carnivores in different EU Member States will be created. The first Platforms will be established in Romania, Spain and Italy. For more information please click here.
29 May 2018| Plenary Meeting
This year's Plenary Meeting of the EU Large Carnivore Platform included a situation review, examining large carnivore status across the EU, and the presentation of a literature review on fear and safety related to large carnivores. The Platform members reviewed their work plan and agreed the next year's work. For more information please click here.