Project details

  • Project programme: LIFE Programme
  • Project budget: € 4 899 191.00
  • European Wilderness Society budget: € 758 993.00
  • Start date: 01/09/2020
  • End date: 30/08/2025
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Project objectives

Over the course of five years, the international project foresees more than 150 activities with over 4 000 participants, including workshops, seminars and training. Implemented through local farmers’ associations, the project will support livestock farmers by:

  • Establishing at least 20 Livestock Protection Competence Centres
  • Training at least 1 000 livestock farmers on livestock protection
  • Training at least 100 professional livestock protection consultants
  • Deploying at least 20 livestock protection material sets with emergency equipment
  • Training 20 special scat detection dogs that will be able to assist in rapid assessments of wolf presence, in case of depredations as well as preemptive wolf surveillance
  • Organise and train at least 250 volunteers to support livestock farmers and shepherds
  • Train at least 100 livestock protection ambassadors
  • Hold youth education workshops with at least 140 school classes
  • Organise public conferences and workshops with at least 500 participants
  • Visit at least 20 agricultural fairs and events to promote livestock protection measures
  • Establish at least 9 Thematic Working Groups with key stakeholders to address most urgent challenges regarding the implementation of livestock protection
  • Develop and display a public exhibition with at least 30 000 visitors
  • And have a strong online and media presence in the project region.

Project partners

  • BIO AUSTRIA Niederösterreich und Wien (Coordinating Beneficiary)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für die biologisch-dynamische Wirtschaftsweise
  • Bioland Beratung GmbH
  • BIO AUSTRIA – Verein zur Förderung des biologischen Landbaus
  • Bioland Landesverband Bayern e.V.
  • BUND Naturschutz in Bayern e.V.
  • Società Cooperativa Sociale Eliante Onlus
  • European Academy of Bozen-Bolzano
  • European Wilderness Society
  • Betrieb Landesmuseen – Naturmuseum Südtirol
  • Naturschutzhunde – Spürhunde im Natur- und Artenschutz
  • OPUS Oekologische Planungen Umweltstudien und Service GmbH
  • Tourismusverband Tiroler Oberland
  • Umweltdachverband
  • Vetmeduni Vienna
  • Naturschutzbund Österreich
  • Österreichzentrum Bär, Wolf, Luchs

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