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Title of the project

Large carnivore conservation in the Czech Republic

Description

To protect and develop natural and socio-political conditions necessary for the maintenance and the return of large predators to the areas of their original existence in the Czech Republic

Organisation of a widespread awareness campaign including discussion forums in villages, school education programs and information material distribution;
Organisation of anti-poaching wolf patrols and the payment of 50,000 Czech crowns for information on poaching;
Involvement in decision-making processes to promote the maintenance of important migration corridors and suggest the functional solutions for their restoration.
Development of a management plan and a website for large carnivore management in the Czech Republic;
Signed an agreement with Czech Hunters Association on cooperation in large carnivore conservation.
Organized several discussion forums for hunters in 2007 and released scientific publication aimed at hunter and forest managers.
Worked with hunters to monitor prey killed by lynx or wolves.
Organized a “Central European wolf conference“ with participants from Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Germany

The Czech Hunters Association signed an agreement with Friends Of The Earth Czech Republic to cooperate on large carnivore conservation.
Hunters were involved in a project monitoring prey killed by lynx or wolves.

Location

Country Czech Republic
Level National

Starting date

1999

Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species
Species Type Large carnivores
Name(s) of main species grey wolf - Canis lupus

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Policy work (e.g. positioning of hunting organisations, demonstrating conservation actions)

Partners

Leading partners Friends Of The Earth Czech Republic - https://www.foeeurope.org/czech-republic ; http://www.carnivores.cz
Other partners Administration of Protected Landscape Area Beskydy (http://www.cittadella.cz/europarc/index.php?p=index&site=CHKO_beskydy_en)NGO BeskydčanCzech Hunters Association (http://www.cmmj.cz)other NGOs

Publication(s)

http://www.selmy.cz/data/poster_postojna.pdf

Weblinks

http://www.carnivores.cz/ http://www.selmy.cz/data/poster_postojna.pdf