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2 June 2015 - Plenary Meeting in Brussels

Plenary Meeting in Brussels

One year after its establishment, the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores met for their second annual meeting on 2nd June 2015 in Brussels. Representatives from

ELO - European Landowners' Organization,

Joint representatives of Finnish and Swedish reindeer herders,

FACE - The European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation,

CIC - The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation,

IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, European Union Representative Office,

WWF - Worldwide Fund for Nature, European Policy Office and

EUROPARC Federation

met to discuss their work over the previous year and their future plans. Amongst the items on a packed agenda, was the first version of the Platform’s communication plan. The Platform also discussed socio-economic aspects of human – large carnivore coexistence and will further follow it up at its future meetings.

A number of case studies gathered from a range of EU Member States were reviewed. The Platform recognized the relevance of the Rural Development Programmes in supporting livestock protection measures and has decided to follow the process through its members.

The agreed press release can be accessed here.

The workshop report is available here.

Photo gallery (click for fullscreen)

(photographs by Caroline LEBORDAIS, DG ENV)


The presentations from the Plenary Meeting are available below. Please note, the presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of all Platform members or the official view of the European Commission.

Report from the Regional Workshop in Parvets, Bulgaria by András Demeter, DG ENV

Presentation on communication plan by adelphi

IUCN Concept proposal by Luigi Boitani, Department of Animal Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza” / IEA

Reindeer Herding and Large Carnivores - socio-economic effects by Sanna Hast, Finnish Reindeer Herders' Association

Socio-economic effects prepared by the Finnish Reindeer Herders' Association

Examples of measures for large carnivores in the new RDP 2014-2020 by Marco Cipriani, DG ENV

Overview of examples of measures for large carnivores by Marco Cipriani, DG ENV

Lessons for the Platform from 4 Commission-financed pilot actions by András Demeter, DG ENV

Presentation on case studies by adelphi