The EU Large Carnivore Platform organised a regional workshop in Bucharest, Romania on Coexistence between people and large carnivores: Sharing good practice in monitoring and communication.
The workshop brought together the different actors involved with large carnivore management in Romania to discuss how they can better communicate and work together to improve management in the future. As well as examining monitoring methods, it aimed to contribute to resolving current tensions between some stakeholders, generated in part by a decision in October 2016 by Romania’s then
Minister of Environment, Water, and Forests not to issue harvest quotas for brown bears, grey wolves, lynx, and wildcats.
The workshop was organised by the EU Platform members WWF European Policy Office and the European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation (FACE) and their national members General Association of Romanian Hunters & Anglers (AGVPS) and WWF Romania with the support of the Platform co-chairs (European Landowners ‘Organization and the European Commission) and the
Platform Secretariat. At the end of a day and a half of information gathering and facilitated discussion, the workshop participants agreed a statement on recent developments in large carnivore management in Romania.
For more information please check the website of the DG Environment: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/conservation/species/carnivores/coexistence_platform.htm