Wildlife and society

Three intense days of transnational exchange on the topic “wildlife and society” took place on 27-28 February and 1 March in Domodossola (Italy), at the Infopoint of the Alpine Convention.

On the first two days, an international workshop on the topic “Prevention and compensation of damages by large carnivores” took place. More than forty experts and representatives from administration, wildlife management, agriculture, NGOs and communication met to exchange in a cooperative and productive setting on actions and initiatives to foster a positive coexistence between wildlife and economic activities in mountain areas. The second day of the workshop was concluded by an excursion to a local mountain farm, where the participants had the chance to discuss the concrete challenges with local actors from the economic sector and protected areas. On 1 March the exchange continued thanks to a meeting of the Alpine Convention “Large Carnivores, Ungulates and Society” Platform. The Alpine Countries had the possibility to exchange on the latest experiences regarding wildlife and to discuss the further activities of the Platform in view of the next Alpine Conference and the World Wildlife day on Saturday 3 March. 

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