Programme

SYMPOSIUM “European experiences in damage prevention”

19th September 2019.

MónNatura Pirineus. Son. Alt Àneu (Pallars Sobirà)

Schedule

19th September 2019

09:00 – 09:30 h

Reception of participants

09:30 – 09:45 hInstitutional welcome

09:45 – 10:30 h

Inaugural Speech: “The conflict between large carnivores and primary sector. Are damage the main problem?
José Vicente López Bao. Universidad de Oviedo. 

10:30 – 11:00 h

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 h

BLOCK 1. Livestock farmers’ experiences in bear country

  • Josep Marsal Reverter. Ramader transhumant a la Val d’Aran. 
  • Marc Cuny Moron. Associació de criados deth shivau Pirinenc dera Val d’Aran.
  •  Jordi Laguia Aldosa. Associació de Ramaders d’Ovi i Cabrum del Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu.
  • Gustavo Sabugo Otero. Asociación de ganaderos Montaña de León.
12:00 – 13:00 h

BLOCK 2. Support systems provided by administrations for damage prevention

  • The case of Catalonia. Nicolás Espinós. Forestal Catalana, SA – PirosLife.  
  • The case of Trentino. Claudio Groff. Servizio Foreste e Fauna. Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Italia. 
  • The case of the French Pyrenees. Adrienne Gastineau. Equipe Ours, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, Gouvernement de la France. 
  • The case of Castille and León. Daniel Pinto. Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León, Junta de Castilla y León.
13:00 – 13:45hParticipant debate block 1 and 2. Chaired by Xavier Carbonell. Arc Mediació Ambiental.
13:45 – 15:15 h

Lunch

15:15 – 16:00 h

BLOCK 3. Damages: characteristics, types and costs

  • The case of Catalonia. Iván Afonso, Conselh Generau d’Aran – PirosLife, and Àgata Colomer, Forestal Catalana, SA – PirosLife.
  • The case of Trentino. Claudio Groff. Servizio Foreste e Fauna.  Provincia Autonoma de Trento, Italia. 
  • The case of the French Pyrenees. Adrienne Gastineau. Equipe Ours, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, Gouvernement de la France. 
  • The case of Castille and León. Daniel Pinto. Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León, Junta de Castilla y León.

16:00 – 16:45 h

BLOCK 4. Capsules on new methods of prevention

  • Innovative methods for sustainable protection from wildlife. Andrea Gennai. Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise, Italia.
  • Anti-wolf collars. Cyril Gautreau. Natural Solutions, SA.
16:45 – 17:15 hCoffee break

17:15 – 18:00 h

BLOCK 5. Experiences with Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGD)

  • Italian maritime Alps. Arianna Menzano. Centro per la Conservazione e Gestione Grandi Carnivori – Projecte LIFE Wolf Alps.
  • French Pyrenees. Gilbert Guillet. La Pastorale Pyrénéenne.
  • Catalan Pyrenees. Gabriel Lampreave. Cos d’Agents Rurals. 
18:00 – 18:30hDebate and conference closure

CONFERENCES “The return of large carnivores in mountain areas”

20th and 21st September 2019.
MónNatura Pirineus. Son. Alt Àneu (Pallars Sobirà)

Schedule

Friday 20th September

09:00 – 09:30 hReception of participants
09:30 – 09:45 hInstitutional welcome
09:45 – 10:30 hInaugural speech: The return of large carnivores to Europe: the case of the Pyrenees. Pierre-Yves Quenette, Equip Ours, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, Gouvernement de la France.  
10:30 – 11:00 hCoffee break
11:00 – 14:00 hBLOCK 1. The brown bear in the Pyrenees
11:00-11:30 h
  • The PirosLife Project: an introduction. Santiago Palazón, Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat.
11:30-12:15 h
  • Monitoring the brown bear population in the Pyrenees. Jordi Guillén, Forestal Catalana SA.
12:15-13:00 h
  • The male bear, Goiat: monitoring, problems and recapture. Iván Afonso, Conselh Generau d’Aran – PirosLife. 
13:00-14:00 h
  • Communication, education and volunteering at the PirosLife Project. Josep Planas, Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat i Sofia Isus, Universitat de Lleida.
14:00 – 15:30 h

Lunch

15:30 – 17:30 hBLOCK 2. European experiences with large carnivores: the brown bear. 
15:30 – 16:15 h
  • The brown bear in Slovenia: the results of Life DinAlp BEAR project. Marko Jonozovic. Slovenia Forest Service, Republic of Slovenia. 
16:15 – 17:00 h
  • Management of conflicts between humans and large carnivores in Europe. Nuria Selva. Institute of Nature Conservation, Krakow, Poland. 
17:00 – 17:30 h
  • Communication strategies in large carnivore conservation and management. Valeria Salvatori. Instituto di Ecologia Applicata, Roma, Italia.  
17:30 – 18:00 hCoffee break
18:00 – 19:30 h

ROUND TABLE: Conflict management and social mediation
Modera Xavier Carbonell. Arc Mediació Ambiental

  • The brown bear in the Cantabrian Mountains: the population increases and new conflicts arise. Guillermo Palomero. Fundación Oso Pardo.
  • The brown bear in Trentino, Italian Alps: how can we manage conflict situations? Claudio Groff. Servizio Foreste e Fauna. Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Italia. 
  • European mediation platforms concerning large carnivores. Valeria Salvatori. Instituto di Ecologia Applicata, Roma, Italia. 
19:30 hConference closure
ScheduleSaturday 21st September 2019
9:00-12 hBLOCK 3: European experiences with large carnivores: the wolf and lynx. 
09:00 – 09:30 h
  • The wolf and extensive livestock farming in Spain. Juan Carlos Blanco. Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (LCIE).
09:30 – 10:00 h
  • The wolf in France: responses to excessive predation. Nicolas Jean. Équipe loup – lynx. Gouvernement de la France.
10:00 – 10:30 h
  • The wolf situation in Catalonia. Gabriel Lampreave. Direcció General dels Agents Rurals.
10:30 hCoffee break
11:00-11.30 h
  • Experiences with the reintroduction of the boreal lynx in Europe. Nicolas Jean. Équipe loup – lynx. Gouvernement de la France.
11:30 – 12:00 h
  • The revival of the Iberian lynx in the Iberian Peninsula: Life Iberlince. Miguel Ángel Simón. Life Iberlince. 
12:00 h

Round table: Large predators, an asset for the territory

  • Catalonia. Josep Capellà. DCB Turisme i Desenvolupament Local.
  • Spain. Guillermo Palomero. Fundación Oso Pardo.
  • Europe. Nuria Selva. Institute of Nature Conservation, Krakow, Poland.
13:30 – 14:15 h
  • Managing the coexistence between the Andean bear and humans. Isaac Goldstein. Andean Bear Conservation Alliance / Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
14:15 – 14:45 h
  • The brown bear conservation plan in Catalonia: 10-year plan. Santiago Palazón. Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat. 
14:45 – 15:00 hConference closure
The symposium and conferences will include simultaneous translation into Spanish and English.