“Livestock farming and large carnivores in Europe: Discussing a way forward” is the topic of the online briefing session of the “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside" European Parliament Intergroup scheduled for Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 16h30 - 18h00 CET. Organised in conjunction with the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE), the session will be exclusively online.
All participants are invited to send questions for the panel discussion while registering for the event at this link.
EU Parliament: The “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside" Intergroup
Established in 1985, the “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside" Intergroup had the capacity to gain the active support of hundreds of MEPs from all parts of the political spectrum, and to promote excellent dialogue between decision makers and stakeholders on wildlife conservation, sustainable hunting as well as the sustainable management of the countryside and cultural heritage.
The “Livestock farming and large carnivores in Europe: Discussing a way forward” online briefing session will be hosted by MEP Simone Schmiedtbauer, Vice-President of the "Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside" Intergroup. MEP Thomas Waitz, AFET and AGRI Committees, will make the introductory remarks, followed by a keynote speech by Nicola Notaro (Ph.D), Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Environment - Unit D3 - Nature Protection. The speakers include Dr. John Linnell, Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research; Dr. Tasos Hovardas, Doctor of Environmental Sociology at CALLISTO – Wildlife and Nature Conservation Society, Greece; Mr. Raul Muñiz, COPA-COGECA, Vice-chair of the COPA Sheepmeat Working Party.
This briefing session aims at bringing together a variety of stakeholders to discuss a way forward for livestock farming and large carnivores in Europe. Existing conflicts range from livestock predation to wider concerns about Europe’s rural areas and traditional farming practices. The topic has been on the EU policy agenda for many years but has resurfaced on the European Parliament’s policy agenda in 2022.
Amongst the key approaches to managing conflicts is to develop a constructive dialogue with stakeholders.
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