Around fifty representatives from the region and from other European countries took part in the first regional meeting of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores in the Dinaric region, held in Budva, Montenegro on 6 November 2018. Participants affirmed the importance of the Platform in establishing transboundary cooperation, exchanging experiences, and conducting joint management of large carnivore populations.
The Dinaric-Pindos mountain range is among the richest European regions as far as the biodiversity is concerned, and it is home to the brown bear, grey wolf and Eurasian lynx. The representatives of the meeting concluded that the Dinaric platform will be a unique example for joint management of the large carnivore population in 10 different countries, something that exceptional to Europe.
The meeting was organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF – Adria), IUCN, Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe, Parks Dinarides, The Center for Protection and Research of Birds in Montenegro and EuroNatur.