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 as annual meetings and regional workshops in several countries within the EU;
Gathered case studies demonstrating good practice that promote coexistence with large carnivores;
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;
April 2019 | Briefing note: Changes to State aid guidelines on European Union Member States financing for compensation and prevention measures
This short briefing, published in Carnivore Damage Prevention News summarises the recent changes and their implications for compensation and damage prevention.
11 February 2019 | Letter to EU ministers on the wolf in Europe
The European Commissioner for the Environment Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella and the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan have written to the Ministers for the Environment and Agriculture in the EU Member States regarding the situation of the wolf in Europe. The letter acknowledges the challenges faced by many member states in addressing conflicts associated with wolves and describes the work the European Commission has carried out in this respect. It highlights the opportunities available to Member States to support coexistence between people and large carnivores with EU and state funding.
8 May 2019 | Regional workshop in Grosseto, Italy
The upcoming regional workshop will be organized in collaboration with the regional platform and will take the opportunity to present the platform's work progress.
13 May 2019 | Plenary meeting in Brussels, Belgium
This year's Plenary meeting of the EU Large Carnivore Platform will take place on Monday, 13 May 2019, in Brussels, Belgium.
16 April 2019 | EUROPARC Webinar: Large Carnivores in Transboundary Parks 2019
Europarc held a webinar supported by the EU Platform on Large Carnivores in Transboundary Parks 2019. The webinar can be watched online here.
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