European Rewilding Network

Large carnivores monitoring

Conservation in the Western Carpathians

The project supports the natural recovery of wolves, lynx and bears in the Western Carpathians. Their return to the Czech and Slovak landscapes is slowed down by poaching, hunting and habitat fragmentation. Sound monitoring, better education and communication are the main activities of the project.

Project: Large carnivores monitoring
Region: Beskydy
Type of protection: protected landscape area
Habitat types: Mixed and coniferous forests, mountain meadows
Keystone species: Grey wolf, Eurasian lynx, Brown bear
Aim and vision: The main aim is to improve the conservation status of large carnivores both in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. It includes better monitoring, limiting both legal and illegal hunting of large carnivores, protecting wildlife corridors, and better knowledge and public awareness.
Peaceful coexistence between large carnivores and people with low level of conflict.
Uniqueness of the project: Natural area intensively used by people, with variable densities of large carnivores and human activity.
Other activities: Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Research
Results you aim to accomplish in 10 years from now on: Vision becomes a reality.
Results so far: Established system for wolf and lynx monitoring, involvement of many volunteers.
Inspirational value: Large carnivores and the W-Carpathian mountains are strong charismatic entities and a source of intensive inspiration for nature conservation.
Experience you would like to share: Tracking of large carnivores and methods on monitoring, public involvement
Experience you would like to gain: Involvement of specific groups like hunters and foresters.<br /> Economical stability of the project.
Map
Country
Czech Republic
Start year
2003
Size (ha)
250000
Area type
Mountainous
Natural process
Predation
Flagship species
Wolf

The project supports the natural recovery of wolves, lynx and bears in the Western Carpathians. Their return to the Czech and Slovak landscapes is slowed down by poaching, hunting and habitat fragmentation. Sound monitoring, better education and communication are the main activities of the project.

Map
Country
Czech Republic
Start year
2003
Size (ha)
250000
Area type
Mountainous
Natural process
Predation
Flagship species
Wolf
Specification
Project: Large carnivores monitoring
Region: Beskydy
Type of protection: protected landscape area
Habitat types: Mixed and coniferous forests, mountain meadows
Keystone species: Grey wolf, Eurasian lynx, Brown bear
Description
Aim and vision: The main aim is to improve the conservation status of large carnivores both in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. It includes better monitoring, limiting both legal and illegal hunting of large carnivores, protecting wildlife corridors, and better knowledge and public awareness.
Peaceful coexistence between large carnivores and people with low level of conflict.
Uniqueness of the project: Natural area intensively used by people, with variable densities of large carnivores and human activity.
Other activities: Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Research
Achievements
Results you aim to accomplish in 10 years from now on: Vision becomes a reality.
Results so far: Established system for wolf and lynx monitoring, involvement of many volunteers.
Exchange
Inspirational value: Large carnivores and the W-Carpathian mountains are strong charismatic entities and a source of intensive inspiration for nature conservation.
Experience you would like to share: Tracking of large carnivores and methods on monitoring, public involvement
Experience you would like to gain: Involvement of specific groups like hunters and foresters.<br /> Economical stability of the project.
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