The monitoring of large carnivores is not an easy task. These animals are rare, elusive and they can migrate far and fast. There is not a single method or database which could describe and define exactly the “status” of a carnivore population. Therefore, several approaches are used for this task. Each method and analysis has its advantages and disadvantages.
Here we present the monitoring methods which we use. The application of several methods to evaluate population data allows us to compare the various results. When several independent sources of information confirm each other, the interpretation of the data results in a high degree of confidence.