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KORA – Carnivore Ecology and Wildlife Management

KORA – Carnivore Ecology and Wildlife Management is an in-state foundation based in Ittigen. 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. However, lynx, wolves and bears are not returning to a wilderness, but into a landscape heavily dominated by human use, with many different needs by various users. The wildcat recolonises suitable habitat in this landscape, too. The golden jackal is also expanding in Central Europe and was recorded in 2011 for the first time in Switzerland. KORA studies the life history of these five carnivores and monitors the development of their populations. KORA provides information to the authorities and the general public and offers an advisory function. KORA observes the effects of the large carnivores on our cultural landscape and acquires the basis for a conflict free coexistence of large carnivores with humans.

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: Kora, Wolf
Canton: Kora

Wolf presence and cattle farming: not just a matter of livestock kills

In order to understand the effects of wolf presence on cattle farming and to promote low-conflict coexistence between cattle farmers and wolves, it is essential to know the needs and expectations of those affected and to take them into account in solution processes.
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© Forestry and Nature Department, Fribourg

: Kora, Lynx
Canton: Kora

Improving habitat connectivity for lynxes

Wildlife corridors are of enormous importance for the connectivity of lynx in Switzerland. There are over 300 wildlife corridors of supra-regional importance nationwide, over two thirds of which are currently either only passable by wild animals to a limited extent or not at all. The federal government and cantons have therefore planned the restoration of numerous wildlife corridors. In the canton of Fribourg, for example, the restoration of two wildlife corridors is now taking concrete shape.
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