Report on the conservation status of alpine predators
Posted on 05 January 2006
They're coming back to what used to be their home turf. Large predators are making their presence felt in the Alps. This both good and bad news: a recovery is spectacularly under way and new conflicts arise. What will in the future of alpine large carnivores look like? Find out in "Return to the Alps", a downloadable publication of the WWF European Alpine Programme
The plight of Europe’s large carnivores has become an issue of growing conservation concern. Wolves, bears and lynx continue to be persecuted by humans and in many cases their habitats are under considerable threat.
While the precarious status of Asia’s tigers is widely known, some of Europe’s own top predators are in danger of quietly disappearing. Others face an upsurge in conflict with people as they try to reclaim parts of their former ranges.
Return to the Alps, cover page of report on the return of large carnivores to the Alps region