Prezentace na téma: "The action plan for large carnivores in Czech Republic – public awareness campaign Miroslav Kutal, Hnutí DUHA Seminár „Veľké šelmy – navrhované usmernenie."— Transkript prezentace:
The action plan for large carnivores in Czech Republic – public awareness campaign Miroslav Kutal, Hnutí DUHA Seminár „Veľké šelmy – navrhované usmernenie EK, aktuálne otázky v Českej republike a na Slovensku“ Bratislava, 11.2.2008
Why a public awareness campaign? John Linnell, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, 2006: „I hate to admit it as an ecologist, but the most pressing issues are related to social science.” The carnivore comeback, Science 314: 746-749.
Preparation of the awareness campaign (1) Set up during 2005 – 2006 by Hnutí DUHA (J. Bláha et al.) Experience from previous work (1995- 2004) Discussions with NGOs and experts involved in the topic: Hnutí DUHA Olomouc (M. Kutal) ČSOP Valašské Meziříčí (M. Orálek, M. Dvorský) ČSOP Rožnov pod Radhoštěm (F. Šulgan) Beskydčan (L. Košťál, Š. Košťálová) D. Bartošová, P. Benda, P. Bezděčka, L. Bufka, J. Červený, K. Kočí, P. Koubek, L. Králíček, L. Kunc, J. Pavelka (mosty from state nature conservancy institutions)
Preparation of the awareness campaign (2) Developed a draft of public campaign Common discussion with all participants including state nature conservation (in Czech LC platform) Final adjustment Photo: K. Brož
Objectives Illegal hunting not accepted by public Large carnivores considered as a natural and common part of Czech forests Involving of local people in large carnivore conservation
Levels of influence Local level (where large carnivores are present) National level Specific target groups: - local opinion leaders - hunters - farmers - providers of tourism
Main actions on national level: Media work (press reports) Base for implementation teams on local level, coordination Books (reprint, new translations) Website, TV spot (short movie) Reward for an information about poaching Searching for suitable existing movies, translation
Main actions on local level: Media work (local newspapers) Releasing of leaflets, posters… Information panels, exhibitions Discussion forums in villages Education program in schools Regional video libraries Traveling cinema for local communities „Wolf and lynx patrols“
„Wolf Patrols“ From 1999 in the Beskydy Mts. Successful action against poaching, involves local people and reinforces monitoring of large carnivores.
„Wolf Patrols“ Discourage from poaching Search for illegal baits
Main actions on specific target groups Hunters: discussion forums, educational publications Farmers: preventive measures (advisory service, practical booklet…) Providers of tourism: postcards of LC, presentations in hotels, information boards.. Work with local opinion leaders
Děkuji za pozornost Miroslav Kutal Hnutí DUHA Olomouc firstname.lastname@example.org www.selmy.cz