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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
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INCREASING CONFLICT BETWEEN PREDATOR PROTECTION AND PASTORAL FARMING IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC; pp. 381–408

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Authors
Jana Lososová, Jindřiška Kouřilová, Andrea Dohnalová

Abstract

This paper aims to point out the impacts of the clash between the villagers and the progressively expanding wild predators in the cultivated landscape. The topic was developed as a result of a conflict in the district of Broumov, which ended up in a legal action brought against the Czech Republic. The authors of this paper focus on comparing clashing opinions of various interest groups, discussions towards solving the problem and the effective use of public resources. The livestock farmers insist that the wolves no longer need the degree of protection that is currently applied. The attitude of independent conservationists is based on the assumption that a wolf is a beneficial animal and its population and the area where it lives cannot be limited. Government bodies in charge of the landscape and nature conservation suggest measures aimed to help the affected farmers to secure their herds in a better way, increasing the damages paid and administrative simplification. They accept the possibility of the wolf population regionalisation in the future; however, this depends on progress in the European Parliament and, in particular, on how things will turn out in Germany.


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