The Commission has funded the production of a range of communication materials on the theme of coexisting with large carnivores" which are available for download. Note that some of the files are quite large.
Leaflet on Rural Development Programmes to support coexistence between people and large carnivores
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) can fund actions to reduce the risk of damage caused by large carnivores or to increase knowledge, awareness and cooperation. Compensation for damages caused by large carnivores is not covered. The types of good practice actions and appropriate EAFRD measures which can fund them are listed in this leaflet.
Large Carnivore Platform report: Supporting good practice for coexistence – presentation of examples and analysis of support through the EAFRD
|Rural Development Programmes - Large Carnivores (pdf ~0.5mb)
Case studies have highlighted that Rural Development support is a potential source of EU funding that is not fully exploited by Member States. This report presents the case studies collected by the EU Platform Large Carnivores members and categorises them into types of good practice relevant to coexistence. A summary of the analysis the contractors carried out of the use of Rural Development funds is then given. Finally conclusions are drawn on the current use of EAFRD support and how this could be extended in future to better cover the good practice identified in the case studies.
Leaflet on the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores
The EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores is a grouping of organisations representing different interests groups with the 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.
Communication plan of the EU Platform on Coexistance between People and Large Carnivores
|Communication Plan EU Platform Large Carnivores (pdf ~0.5mb)
First version communication plan for the EU Platform on Coexistance Between People and Large Carnivores
LIFE and human coexistence with large carnivores
Report: LIFE and human coexistence with large carnivores (pdf ~11mb)
Newsletter: Natura 2000 and large carnivores (pdf ~3.6mb)
Coexisting with large carnivores
|Brochure: coexisting with large carnivores (pdf ~11.7b)
Exhibition catalogue coexisting with large carnivores (pdf ~7.2mb)
The exhibition “Coexisting with Large Carnivores” is developed by the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (LCIE), a working group of the IUCN’s Species Survival Commission. The exhibition was funded by DG Environment as part of a project entitled “Natura 2000 preparatory actions. Awareness raising campaign on large carnivores”.