Educational seminar for representatives of tourism sector, municipalities and protected areas was organized last week. Lynx ecology and biology, threats and project efforts to save the population from extinction. The main purpose of the seminar was to present positive impacts of large carnivore presence for people and various opportunities for the development of large carnivore related tourism products.
Program and presentations:
Lynx in Slovenia; saving the population from the extinction, prof. dr. Hubert Potočnik, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana (in Slovenian)
Lynx tales: studying lynx with telemetry, Jaka Črtalič, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana (in Slovenian)
Value of the lynx for tourism, dr. Irena Kavčič, Biotehniška fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani (in Slovenian)
The algebra of the wolf: going from a minus sign to a plus sign through the ecotouristic development of routes and products, Irene Borgna, Aree Protette Alpi Marittime, LIFE WOLFALPS EU
Bear as an important character of Kočevsko destination, Nevenka Klun, Zavod Kočevsko (in Slovenian)
The positive impact for tourism and people of iconic wildlife species in nature, Simon Collier, Nature Tourism Development