Project

COEXIST

Title

Wolf-livestock conflict in Tzoumerka National Park and comparisons with other protected areas of Greece

Year

2108 - 2019

Funding

WWF Greece

Coordinator

BCL-Biodiversity Conservation Lab

Collaborators

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Project team

Dr. Vassiliki Kati. Coordinator 

Maria Petridou, agronomist, PhD student (BCL/UOI)

Dr. Yiorgos Iliopoulos, biologist (BCL/UOI)

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.

1.

Conduct 55 on-site interviews with livestock farmers within the boundaries of Tzoumerka National Park

2.

Data analysis

3.

Result dissemination

Report

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.