Group of experts on large carnivores
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 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.
The Group held its last meeting on 24-26 May 2012.
(Photo credit: Valentino Mastrella)
Reports of last meetings
- Expert Conference on the conservation of the Lynx in West and Central Europe, Bonn (Germany), 17-19 June 2019 - Report of the meeting
- 24-26 May 2012, Gstaad (Switzerland) - Report of the meeting
- 12 May 2010, Tbilisi (Georgia) - Report of the Workshop on Large Carnivores in the Caucasus
- 15-17 April 2005, Osilnica (Slovenia) - Report of the Seminar on Transboundary Management of Large Carnivore Populations
- 12-14 June 2003, Brasov (Romania) - Meeting Report of the Carpathian Workshop on Large Carnivore conservation
- June 2000, Oslo - Group of experts on the conservation of large carnivores
Guidelines and useful link
- On Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles - Marine turtles
- On Conservation of Plants
- On Conservation of Birds
- On Conservation of Invertebrates
- On Protected Areas and Ecological Networks
- On Invasive Alien Species
- On Large Carnivores
- On Biodiversity and Climate Change
- On European Island Biological Diversity