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Wildlife conservation in human landscapes

Conference Wildlife conservation in human landscapes took place on 1-3 December 2021 in Velké Pavlovice, the Czech Republic and is already behind us. If you missed it, you can watch all the lectures online. You can still ask any questions to the presenters in the comments of Youtube videos.

Abstract book

What works in conservation … and what doesn‘t

Iñaki Abella Gutiérrez notes from his personal experience in 20 years of conservation projects in different countries of Africa and south America

Decrease of birds in agricultural landscapes

Vaclav Zamecnik talk about common birds in agriculutural landscapes - their monitoring, their major threats and possibilities of their protection

European ground squirrel conservation in Slovakia

Denisa Lobbová talk about the regime in the localities with occurrence of European ground squirrel, which the public visits and where the public helps with its protection

Eco-friendly livelihoods in exchange for safe wildlife in Sumatra

Kateřina Holubová talk about The Kukang Rescue Program fighting the illegal trade in slow lorises on the Indonesian island of Sumatra started engaging local communities in wildlife conservation while at the same time supporting their sustainable livelihoods

Principles of species conservation planning

Jamie Copsey from IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group will introduce CPSG’s ‘Principles of species conservation planning’. These principles summarise what CPSG has learnt over the last forty years of its development.

Breeding of Peregrine falcons in industrial areas

Vaclav Beran talk about the growth trend of peregrine falcon population in the Czech republic boosted by a new skill - nesting on industrial buildings. Thanks to cooperation with site operators the population on construction sites is steadily increasing.

Critically endangered European ground squirrel in agricultural lands

Lukas Polednik talk about cooperation with farmers and two trademards „Souslik friendly wine“ and „Souslik friendly orchards“ to help populations of European ground squirrel.

Mitigation of human-wildlife conflict in Central Africa

Arthur F. Sniegon talk about cooperation with farmers and two trademards „Souslik friendly wine“ and „Souslik friendly orchards“ to help populations of European ground squirrel.

Refuge - environmental land Fund

Prokop Svoboda talk about private Fund to create a portfolio of environmentally valuable lands in the Czech Republic in order to protect and restore them according to ESG principles – green, responsible, and sustainable investment strategies.

Pollinators, Man and the Biosphere: connecting people and landscapes

Alberto Parada-Siles talk about a project to improve biodiversity in a highly humanized environment. The project focus on the group of pollinators and the work area is a Biosphere Reserve in La Rioja, a region in northern Spain.

Action Plan for the Aesculapian Snake (Zamenis longissimus)

Radka Musilova talk about protection of Aesculapian snake isolated population in the north edge of its distribution range. Research, environmental education and direct measures such as building new egg-lying sites, restoration of old stone walls are essential parts of the Action Plan.

Mitigation of Andean bear conflicts with humans in northern Ecuador

David Anthony Jackson talk about in situ research on wild Andean bear populations over the past 20 years, gaining vital information on bear movement patterns and habitat use in order to better manage conflict situations.

Conservation through ecotourism

Kristi Foster talk about Ecotourism with Terra Incognita, a social enterprise dedicated to promoting ethical ecotourism.

Involving society in a bat conservation project

Sara Pinto talk about promising results from a novel coordinated effort between several sectors of society: wine makers, research institutions and the general public to protect bats.

Anglers as ambassadors of freshwater biodiversity

Fernando Mateos González talk about citizen science, freshwater biodiversity, recreational anglers and Trojan horse.

Importance of fish body size information in citizen science data collection tools

Asta Audzijonyte talk following Fernando Mateos Gonzalez about recreational fishing and its role in freshwater ecosystems.

Closing Remarks

Mostly making time until Iñaki had his cocido madrileño. Alberto‘s special glasses made the wait totally worth it. :-)

Conference was organized within the project Sustainable conservation of the European ground squirrel: Identifying best practices to minimise damage to agriculture while supporting an endangered species financed by the programme “Environment for Life”, from the Technological Agency of the Czech Republic.