Register now: Alpine Livestock Protection and Press Conference

The first multilingual Alpine Livestock Protection and Press Conference will be held on the 26th of January, offering an opportunity for interested parties to find out more about livestock protection in the German-speaking Alpine area, in conjunction with the LIFEstockProtect project, and pose any questions that they have. In the first part of this online event, the Alpine Livestock Protection Conference, participants will hear first hand from livestock farmers from South Tyrol, Austria and Bavaria, as well as livestock protection experts. Following this, the LIFEstockProtect Press Conference gives an opportunity to the media to ask any outstanding questions.

Details: Alpine Livestock Protection Conference

The conference will be multilingual as simultaneous translations in German, Italian and English of the presentations will allow LIFEstockProtect to welcome a local, regional and international audience. This event set up already showed its effect: more than 330 people registered for the conference! If you have not yet registered, you can do so now by clicking on the banner below.

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The participants will hear directly from several livestock farmers regarding their present and past experiences in relation to livestock protection. In combination with experts on livestock protection in the German-speaking Alpine area, the conference will give an in-depth insight regarding livestock protection in the project region.The conference will take place between 09:00 – 13:00 CET on the 26th of January, with the following agenda:

  • 9:00 Introduction of LIFEstockProtect
  • 9:45 René Gomringer, former director of the sheep farmers’ association, Bavaria (Germany)
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:45 Fabio Boni, shepherd in the Bergamo province of the Italian Alps and part of the Pasturs project
  • 11:30 Walter Schmiedhofer, sheep farmer in Styria (Austria)
  • 12:15 Thomas Schranz, shepherd in Tyrol (Austria) and part of the project Region im Wandel
  • 13:00 Closing act

How to take part:

  • The conference is free but requires registration.
  • It will be hosted via ZOOM which does not require any installation.
  • The conference will feature simultaneous translation into Italian, German and English.
  • There will be time to ask each presenter questions in either Italian, German or English.

Details: LIFEstockProtect Press Conference

The second part of the online event, the LIFEstockProtect Press Conference, will take place between 14:00 – 15:00 CET on the 26th of January To register for this event click on the banner below. You will receive a confirmation email with the link that you can use on the day to participate in the event. For other press inquiries, please visit our Press Center.

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This provides an opportunity for the media to ask any questions regarding the largest livestock protection project in the German-speaking Alpine region, co-funded by the European Union. Experts from across the three project countries will be present to answer questions on the project and livestock protection in the project area, with simultaneous translation being provided into Italian, German and English. After general questions have been fielded, journalists will then have the opportunity to ask questions in three breakout rooms dedicated to region-specific topics and themes.

The Coordinating Beneficiary, representing all project partners will be present at the LIFEstockProtect Press Conference, alongside several project beneficiaries representing the 3 different LIFEstockProtect regions:

Austria

  • Otto Gasselich, BIO AUSTRIA Niederösterreich und Wien, LIFEstockProtect Project Management
  • Max Rossberg, European Wilderness Society, LIFEstockProtect Project Management
  • Albin Blaschka, Österreichzentrum, Director
  • Birgit Mair-Markart, Naturschutzbund Österreich, Director
  • Lucas Ende, Naturschutzbund Österreich, Project Coordinator
  • Bea Maas, Naturschutzhunde, Communication Manager
  • Christian Raffetseder, Umweltdachverband, Project Coordinator

Germany

  • Uwe Friedel, BUND Naturschutz Bayern, Project Coordinator
  • Beate Rutkowski, BUND Naturschutz Bayern, Board Member
  • Gwendolyn Manek, Bioland Bayern, Project Coordinator
  • Christoph Schinagl, Bioland Bayern, Agricultural consultant

Italy

  • Julia Stauder, EURAC Research, Project Coordinator
  • Filippo Favilli, EURAC Research, Senior Researcher

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First Alpine Livestock Protection and Press Conference

After a successful start of the project, it is time to invite all interested individuals to learn more about effective livestock protection and the LIFEstockProtect project. Just like the project itself, the first multilingual Alpine Livestock Protection Conference will have a very practical focus: livestock farmers from Austria, Bavaria and South Tyrol and livestock protection experts will share their experiences with us and will answer questions from the audience. This will be followed by a Press Conference, where these experts will answer all pending questions from the media.

By splitting this Conference in two parts, we will make sure that the interests of each individual will be met, may it be farmers, researchers, or journalists. Also, we want everybody, no matter if they speak German, Italian, or English to be able to participate in this event. Thus, we will offer simultaneous translations to Italian, English, and German. Like this, we will be able to welcome local, regional, and international audience!

Details of the Alpine Livestock Protection Conference

The Alpine Livestock Protection Conference will take place on the 26th of January 2021 from 9:00 to 13:00 CET.

Several livestock farmers will share their past and current experiences and stories with us. You will learn from Italian livestock owners about their experience of working together with volunteers to protect their livestock as part of the Pasturs project. From Bavaria you will hear the personal report of a former state advisor and long-time managing director of the sheep farmers’ association on the challenges of introducing livestock protection measures. From Austria you will hear from local sheep owners concerning livestock protection in the Alps. Combined with the participation of livestock protection experts from Austria, Bavaria, and South Tyrol, we will make sure to provide valuable answers to the most pending questions of the audience.

What you need to know:

  • The conference is free but requires registration.
  • It will be hosted via ZOOM which does not need any installation.
  • The conference will feature simultaneous translation into Italian, German and English.
  • There will be time to ask each presenter questions in either Italian, English or German.

Speaker details:

  • Thomas Schranz, shepherd in Tyrol (Austria)and part of the project Region im Wandel
  • Walter Schmiedhofer, sheep farmer in Styria (Austria)
  • René Gomringer, former director of the sheep farmers’ association, Bavaria (Germany)
  • Fabio Boni, shepherd in the Bergamo province of the Italian Alps and part of the Pasturs project

To register for the conference click on the banner below. You will receive a confirmation email with the link that you can use on the day to participate in the event.

2021tue26jan09:0013:00Virtual EventAlpine Livestock Protection Conference09:00 - 13:00(GMT+01:00) View in my time Event Organized By: LIFEstockProtect

Details of the LIFEstockProtect Press Conference

The LIFEstockProtect Press Conference will take place on 26th of January 2021 from 14:00 to 15:00 CET.

Livestock protection experts will share their knowledge and answer all burning questions from the media concerning the largest livestock protection project in the German speaking Alps, co-funded by the European Union. In order to take into account the diversity of our project region (Austria, Bavaria and South Tyrol) and also to receive international press, experts from all 3 countries will be present to answer questions in German, Italian and English with simultaneous translation. At the end of the conference, country-specific questions will be addressed in 3 different breakout rooms so that journalists can ask region specific questions in their mother language. One representative of all project partners will be present and the 3 different LIFEstockProtect regions will be represented by:

To register for this event click on the banner below. You will receive a confirmation email with the link that you can use on the day to participate in the event. For other press inquiries, please visit our Press Center.

2021tue26jan14:0015:00Virtual EventLIFEstockProtect Press Conference14:00 - 15:00(GMT+01:00) View in my time Event Organized By: LIFEstockProtect

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