LIFEstockProtect project proposal submitted

The project team with up to 27 employees from all 19 partners is working feverishly on the last documents to submit the application to the EU on February 11, 2020. The key data:

  • 24 months preparation time
  • 440 pages project description
  • 20 actions with more than 60 sub-actions
  • Budget with more than 1,000+ lines
  • more than 170 declarations of support
  • 12 graphics, mind maps and pictures
  • 12 detailed maps

During the livestock protection conference of the LIFE project EuroLargeCarnivore many interesting discussions had been held and the project idea was positively evaluated by many people present.

Here are some impressions from the last few days:

The goals of LIFEstockProtect

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
    • Education of at least 5 tracking dogs
    • Education of 24 000 farmers
    • Workshops with at least 25 Tourism associations

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If you are interested in livestrock protection and would like to support the project, please download a support declaration (preferably in English) and send it to info(at)