After near extermination, large predators have made somewhat of a comeback in the Alps. The recovery of natural woodland and ungulate populations and the establishment of international treaties like the Bern Convention
were important contributions to the return of bear, lynx, and wolf.
But the successful return of the large carnivores is not yet set in stone. Recovering populations of these predators still face human persecution and the small, highly fragmented populations that exist are not enough to ensure a future in the Alps.
What We Do
The WWF European Alpine Programme is playing an active role in the conservation of the bear, wolf, and lynx in the Alps.