Large Carnivores are a source
of emotions around Europe. While three species (wolf, bear and
Eurasian lynx) are recovering part of the space they lost and
may create conflict with livestock raising, the Iberian lynx
is critically endangered and the wolverine is under some threat.
Activities on Large Carnivores have been going on for over 25
years on the Convention. A milestone was the adoption of five
European Action Plans produced in collaboration with the Large
Carnivore Initiative for Europe (LCIE) in 1999, for wolf, Eurasian
lynx, bear, Iberian lynx and wolverine. The Expert Group on
large carnivores works in tight collaboration with LCIE and
promotes implementation of the Action Plans at the national
and European level, insisting on a new population based approach
adopted in 2008.
Le Groupe a tenu sa dernière réunion du 24 au 26 mai 2012.