Culture, Heritage and Diversity



Group of experts on large carnivores



Photo: Valentino MastrellaLarge 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 under 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 Group of experts works in tight collaboration with LCIE and promotes the implementation of the Action Plans at the national and European level, insisting on a new population based approach adopted in 2008.


(Photo credit: Valentino Mastrella)

The Group held its last meeting on 24-26 May 2012.

 





Recommendations


Recommendation No. 163 (2012) on the management of expanding populations of large carnivores in Europe

 

Recommendation No. 162 (2012) on the conservation of large carnivores populations in Europe requesting special conservation action

 

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

Recommendation No.115 (2005) on the conservation and management of transboundary populations of large carnivores

Recommendation No.107 (2003) on the Odelouca Dam (Portugal)

Recommendation No.101 (2003) on the implementation of the Pan-Alpine Conservation Strategy for the Lynx (PACS)

Recommendation No.100 (2003) on conservation of large carnivores in the Carpathians

Recommendation No.94 (2002) on urgent measures for the conservation of the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)

Recommendation No.89 (2001) on the conservation of the European Lynx in the Alps

Recommendation No.82 (2000) on urgent measures concerning the implementation of action plans for large carnivores in Europe

Recommendation No.74 (1999) on the conservation of large carnivores

Recommendation No. 37 (1992) on the conservation of the Cantabrian bear

Recommendation No. 20 (1991) on the protection of the European lynx

Recommendation No. 19 (1991) on the protection of the pardel lynx in the Iberian peninsula

Recommendation No. 17 (1989) on the protection of the wolf in Europe

Recommendation No. 10 (1988) concerning the protection of the brown bear







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