© Evelyn Böttinger
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.
© Forestry and Nature Department, Fribourg
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.
© MES / BLRP
The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (COP14) which is held from 12 February to 17 February 2024 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, has listed the Eurasian lynx on Appendix II and the Critically Endangered Balkan lynx on Appendix I.