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;
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. Further information will be provided soon.
14 February | Contract kick-off meeting in Brussels, Belgium
The kick-off meeting for the fifth year of the EU Large Carnivore Platform will be held in Brussels on 14 February at DG Environment. The Platform members and Secretariat as well as the contracting authority, the European Commission, will agree on the focus of the Platform’s work in 2019.
WWF and the IUCN-LCIE co-hosted the 7th EU Large Carnivore Platform regional workshop on Coexistence between people and large carnivores in the Dinaric region on 6 November 2018, which took place in Budva, Montenegro. As large carnivore populations in the Dinara-Pindos Balkan region are shared among EU and non-EU member states, the workshop focussed on the potential for joint information collection, sharing and stakeholder involvement and the potential for a Dinara-Pindos-Balkan regional platform has been discussed.
Further information can be found here.
The 6th regional workshop of the EU Large Carnivore Platform was held as a side event of the Pathways Europe 2018 Conference on 18 September 2018 in Goslar, Germany. The workshop focused on the use of EU funds to support cohabitation with large carnivores. Case studies from several member states and regions where presented on how measures are funded to prevent livestock depredation. Participants also discussed advantages of and barriers to using rural development support for coexistence measures.
The workshop report, agenda and presentation slides are available here.
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