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

KORA studies the life history of the carnivores and monitors the evolution of their populations. We explore the effect of carnivores in our modern cultural landscape and develop the background  for minimizing conflict under the coexistence of large carnivores with people.