Livestock protection is still a major challenge and requires the implementation of various measures depending on the case complexity. For the first time, agricultural organizations have come together and developed a joint project for the German-speaking Alpine region. We collaborated with scientists, nature conservationists, livestock protection experts and other actors from Austria, Bavaria and South Tyrol.
The main objective of the project is to demonstrate and implement livestock protection measures to enable the coexistence of humans, livestock and wild animals.
LIFEstockProtect plans at least 150 activities with at least 4 000 participants, including workshops, seminars, and trainings. They have the following objectives:
More regions where livestock protection is effectively implemented
Establishment of at least 20 livestock protection competence centres
Establishment of at least 9 pilot regions to test various livestock protection measures
Better knowledge of farmers on the subject of livestock protection through
Training of at least 1000 farmers
Education of at least 100 livestock protection advisors
Increased public acceptance of livestock protection measures through
Mediation of at last 100 volunteers to help shepherds
Training of 100 livestock protection ambassadors
Visit of at least 140 schools
3 public conferences
Less conflicts between people, grazing animals and wild animals in the project target region in the Alps