Principal researcher: Amélia Frazão Moreira
Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
Social consultation | Reintroduction | Iberian Lynx | Portugal
Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas
AD 3/2021/ICNF/DRCNF ALENTEJO
This project aims to assess the social attitudes of people in Iberian lynx reintroduction areas and to determine key themes relating to the following aspects:
- Perceptions that subsist and coexist on the ground about lynx and other associated carnivores and the changes that have occurred in the ways of viewing these species.
- Attitudes towards the Iberian lynx, studying the knowledge about its biology and the level of tolerance towards reintroduction in the selected local areas.
-Attitudes of key actors towards reintroduction, trying to find out in depth the reasons for the different positions towards reintroduction.
Interviews are conducted in sub-areas as potential species habitat areas, lynx territories established on the basis of data provided by ICNF. In these priority sub-areas, interviews are conducted in a non-random and "snowball" manner, to interlocutors with different profiles, local actors considered to be key elements in the community or decisive for a stable lynx presence in the near future, thus conferring a qualitative representativeness to the auscultation.
The aim of this consultation is to define a set of recommendations that can be used in the LIFE project's communication actions and in the administration's actions.
Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
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