Marsden, Katrina and Tasos Hovardas 2020: EU Rural Development Policy and the management of conflictual species: The case of large carnivores. In: Biological Conservation, Volume 243,
The focus of the paper is on the following:
- Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) targeting large carnivore species increased in the second programming period compared to the first.
- However, measures were limited to practical support in the form of damage prevention methods.
- We demonstrate the potential for a broader use of RDPs to facilitate human-carnivore coexistence.
- A wider range of measures to support human-carnivore coexistence may be included in RDPs under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2021-2027.