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;
Compiled per country information on large carnivore management across EU member states;
Collected reports and other publications to form a library of references;
The EU Platform has compiled an overview of EU member states' large carnivore management providing information on responsible authorities, compensation and prevention schemes, stakeholder groups and further information per country
14 February 2020 | Work planning meeting in Brussels, Belgium
The work planning meeting for 2020 for the EU Large Carnivore Platform took place in Brussels on 14 February. The Platform members, the Secretariat and the European Commission, discussed and updated the work plan for 2020.
WWF and ELO was organised as a side event of the LIFE EUROLARGECARNIVORES conference on Livestock protection in the Alpine region. The conference, which took place from 21-23 January in Heffterhof, Salzburg, Austria, offers an opportunity to exchange knowledge with various experts and practitioners in livestock protection and to learn more about the latest findings of science, research and practice as well as EU funding.
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