Wolf-livestock conflict in Tzoumerka National Park and comparisons with other protected areas of Greece
2108 - 2019
BCL-Biodiversity Conservation Lab
Livestock depredation is one of the main wolf-human conflict issues both in Europe and worldwide. The aim of the project is to study and evaluate wolf-livestock conflicts in Tzoumerka NP and to compare our findings with other protected areas in Greece.
- To assess and describe traditional free-ranging livestock raisers’ profile in Tzoumerka NP.
- To record wolf depredation levels on cattle, sheep and goat herds as the main baseline metric
of wolf-human conflicts in Tzoumerka NP.
- To identify and evaluate the principal damage prevention methods adopted by local livestock
farmers in Tzoumerka NP.
- To assess levels of livestock guarding dog mortality due to the illegal use of poisoned baits as
a major conservation problem in the area in Tzoumerka NP.
- To evaluate satisfaction levels of livestock farmers regarding the national compensation
system in Tzoumerka NP.
- To compare the main results stemming from Tzoumerka NP with other similar studies
previously completed in other protected areas and draw relevant conclusions.
Conduct 55 on-site interviews with livestock farmers within the boundaries of Tzoumerka National Park
Petridou M., Iliopoulos Y., Kati V. 2019. Wolf-livestock conflict in Tzoumerka National Park and comparisons with other protected areas of Greece. University of Ioannina and WWF Greece. Ioannina, Greece, pp. 51.