Project Details

  • Project programme: LIFE
  • Project budget: € 6 058 902.00
  • European Wilderness Society budget: € 9 500.00
  • Start date: 01/09/2017
  • End date: 28/02/2022
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Project Objectives

The European Wilderness Society is a subcontractor of the EUROLARGECARNIVORES project which aims to improve transboundary cooperation and population management of large carnivores in Europe. Specifically, it aims to:

  • Boost awareness among local and national authorities and introduce communication tools that are customised to the geographical and cultural situation;
  • Inform and actively engage key actors in a consensus-driven approach on their needs and responsibilities;
  • Develop cross-border, interdisciplinary pathways to engage formerly passive actors and bring new perspectives and knowledge to large carnivore management;
  • Contribute to an EU-wide common understanding of stakeholder-oriented population based large carnivore conservation strategies; 
  • Contribute to the implementation of the EU policy paper “Key actions for large carnivore populations in Europe”;
  • Give added value to existing large carnivores projects (LIFE and other programmes) by promoting their results and sharing best practices; 
  • Provide local stakeholders such as farmers with direct engagement opportunities and customised learning experiences through a trusted peer-to-peer approach; and
  • Provide support to EU policy development through concrete documentation of the contribution to the above mentioned EU policy paper.

Project Partners

  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Germany
  • Elmauer Institute Managing Consensus, Germany
  • Societa Cooperative Sociale Eliante Onlus, Italy
  • Forstliche Versuchs- und Forschungsanstalt Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Austria
  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Adria
  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Switzerland
  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Hungary
  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Norway
  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Poland
  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Finland
  • World Wide Fund for Nature, France
  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Spain
  • World Wide Fund for Nature Mediterranean Foundation, Italy
  • World Wide Fund for Nature Danube-Carpathian Programme, Romania

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