September 23, 2023

Forcing Humans to “Coexist” With Large Carnivores

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*Editor’s Note* – Some changes to this are being considered.

“Since its creation in 1995 the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (LCIE)1 has worked towards the achievement of a vision “To maintain and restore, in coexistence with people, viable populations of large carnivores as an integral part of ecosystems and landscapes across Europe”. Now we are firmly in the 21st century and the context of large carnivore conservation in Europe has developed considerably due to many expansions and some contractions in carnivore distributions and massive changes in social, economic and political situations across the continent. We therefore see a clear need to make the details of this vision more explicit. This builds on the series of policy support statements that have been made over the last 10 years, and the principles for population level management2 that were developed in 2008, as well as other policies developed by other IUCN specialist groups such as the IUCN Policy on Sustainable Use of Wild Living Resources.”<<<Read More>>>