Europe’s conservation win – humans co-existing with large predators

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Europe’s conservation efforts are taking a different direction from those commonly used in US and the results are remarkable! The population of wolves, bears, wolverines and lynx has risen to near-record highs.

It is believed, that “The recovery may be due to Europe’s animal conservation approach — an approach that allows for the presence of large predators among human populations, instead isolating them in state parks and conservation areas the way North America does.”

And contrary to the common fear of wild animal attacking humans, while the population of large predators increased significantly it has not lead to animal attacks on humans.

“We really don’t have recorded wolf attacks in Europe.”

Please read the complete article at The Verge.