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

public.project.responsible_investigator_cria: Amélia Frazão Moreira

public.project.responsible_investigator_external: Patrícia Santos (Iberlince)

public.project.research_group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography


public.project.keyword

Iberian lynx | Reintroduction | Attitudes

public.project.institution_funder

EC - LIFE Programme

public.project.partners

Consejería de Medio Ambiente/Junta de Andalucía; Associação Iberlinx e outros

public.project.state

public.project.closed

public.project.start_date

01-04-2014

public.project.end_date

31-07-2015

public.project.reference

AD/12/2013_LIFE+10 NAT/ES/000570


public.project.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.

public.project.team

Full members

Margarida Lopes Fernandes