Evaluation of population attitudes in lynx reintroduction areas and associated key themes in Portuguese territories

Leading researcher: Amélia Frazão Moreira
Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
Type of project: Commissioned
Status: Concluded
Keywords: Iberian lynx | Reintroduction | Attitudes


Main institution: Consejería de Medio Ambiente/Junta de Andalucía
Participant institutions: Associação Iberlinx
Funding: EC – LIFE Programme
Reference: AD/12/2013_LIFE+10 NAT/ES/000570
Starting date: 01-04-14

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Abstract

Project attributed to CRIA to evaluate population attitudes in lynx reintroduction areas and associated identification of key themes in Portuguese territories. The project is part of action D.9 of project LIFE IBERLINCE (Project LIFE+NATUREZA 10 NAT/ES/000570 “Recovery of historical distribution of Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)” and is foreseen under the Action Plan for Iberian Lynx Conservation. The aims of the study are: to analyse local people’s evaluation of natural area protection and conservation programs for large carnivores; to study local perceptions about lynx and related carnivores; to analyse attitudes towards Iberian Lynx, understanding species knowledge and tolerance towards reintroduction in selected areas; to evaluate the population’s attitude towards reintroduction and uncover reasons for positions; to recommend guidelines for LIFE project communication and for administration decisions concerning the process. The results of this study can be a baseline reference for future research and evaluations of lynx conservation in Portugal.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub6*Amélia Frazão MoreiraPrincipal Investigatorproj23*Evaluation of population attitudes in lynx reintroduction areas and associated key themes in Portuguese territoriesCommissionedConcluded
pub318*Margarida Lopes FernandesResearcherproj23*Evaluation of population attitudes in lynx reintroduction areas and associated key themes in Portuguese territoriesCommissionedConcluded
Other researchers

ResearcherPositionInstitutionProjOutrosTitulo_EN
Patrícia SantosResearcherproj23*Evaluation of population attitudes in lynx reintroduction areas and associated key themes in Portuguese territories
Clara Espírito SantoResearcherproj23*Evaluation of population attitudes in lynx reintroduction areas and associated key themes in Portuguese territories