Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Bern Convention: Meeting of the Group of Experts on the conservation of large carnivores in Europe

Saanen, Gstaad, Switzerland

24 - 26 May 2011

The Group of Experts on the Conservation of Large Carnivores in Europe is holding its next meeting in Switzerland on 24-26 May 2012. Organised in collaboration with the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (LCIE) and the Swiss Federal Office for Environment, the meeting will aim at reviewing progress in the implementation of three Recommendations of the Standing Committee to the Bern Convention from 2005, 2008 and 2010. On the second day of the meeting, various case studies will be presented and discussed by the experts on topics as the management of large carnivores and the definition of "appropriate" large carnivore densities for European states.

Working documents

National reports on the status of large carnivores - T-PVS/Inf(2012)07

Recommendation No.148 (2010) on the conservation of large carnivores in the Caucasus

Recommendation No.137 (2008) on population level management of large carnivore populations

Guidelines for population level management plans for large carnivores
Recommendation No.115 (2005) on the conservation and management of transboundary populations of large carnivores  


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