Conservation of wolf through acceptance by all interest groups: development of the Croatian Wolf Management Plan

February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017 FACE

Ensuring conservation of wolves in co-existence with humans by identification of interest groups and participants and focusing on joint decision-making Research into the Croatian wolf population, monitoring of it and its prey species; Distribution of 96 Tornjak guardian dogs to shepherds; Establishment of 45 electric fences; Creation and distribution of education material regarding wolves and Tornjak guardian dogs, as well as work with schools; Development of the Croatian Wolf Management Plan Country hunters’ associations (namely the counties of Dubrovnik-Neretva, Lika-Senj, Split?Dalmatia and ?ibenik-Knin) and the Croation Hunters’ Association were involved in the joint decision-making and the formation of the Croation Wolf Management Plan; Hunters worked alongside foresters in the monitoring of wolf populations and their prey.

Country: Croatia
Starting date: 2002
Species: Grey Wolf (Canis Lupus)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Communication
Leading partners: State Institute for Nature Protection (http://www.dzzp.hr/eng/)Veterinary Faculty, Zagreb (http://www-staro.vef.unizg.hr/en/)

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