Wildlife and agricultural production

How to promote innovative and sustainable practices to prevent and control wild animal damage on farms while at the same time protecting wildlife?

The final report of this Focus Group has now been published.


  • Map the most common types of damage caused by wild animals, particularly mammals and birds, on farms across Europe.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of available solutions at the farm level that can help prevent, monitor and control wildlife damage to agricultural production.
  • Identify good farming practices, within a wider wildlife management approach, that contribute to limiting harm to the local fauna.
  • Identify opportunities to implement innovative solutions at farm or at landscape level through forms of collaboration (including with foresters, hunters, and others).
  • Identify needs from practice and possible gaps in knowledge that may be solved by further research.
  • Suggest innovative solutions and provide ideas for EIP-AGRI Operational Groups and other innovative projects.


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