KORA

Welcome

The return of the large carnivores to our country is the last phase of the rescue of our native wildlife whose populations reached a historical low point in the 19th century due to uncontrolled overexploitation and habitat destruction. Lynx, wolves and bears are not returning to a wilderness but into a landscape dominated by heavy human use with the many diverse needs of different users; this may trigger conflicts.

KORA studies the life history of the carnivores and monitors the development of their populations. We explore the effect of carnivores in our modern cultural landscape and use this baseline information in the process of minimizing conflicts under the coexistence of large carnivores and people.