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Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s modern human-dominated landscapes
It is shown that roughly one-third of mainland Europe hosts at least one large carnivore species, with stable or increasing abundance in most cases in 21st-century records, and coexistence alongside humans has become possible, argue the authors.
Limited evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to reduce livestock predation by large carnivores
Managers and stakeholders are urged to move towards an evidence-based large carnivore management practice and researchers to conduct studies of intervention effectiveness with a randomized case-control design combined with systematic reviewing to evaluate the evidence.
Insights into wolf presence in human‐dominated landscapes: the relative role of food availability, humans and landscape attributes
Aim  Understanding which human or environmental factors interact to enable or to limit the occurrence and persistence of large carnivores in human‐dominated landscapes is an important issue for their
Feline Leukemia Virus and Other Pathogens as Important Threats to the Survival of the Critically Endangered Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)
The data argue strongly for vaccination of lynxes and domestic cats in and around lynx's habitats in order to prevent further spread of the virus as well as reduction the domestic cat population if the lynx population is to be maintained.
Carnivore conservation needs evidence-based livestock protection
Evidence of effectiveness should be a prerequisite to policy making or large-scale funding of any method or, at a minimum, should be measured during implementation, and an appropriate evidence base is needed.
Ectoparasites of the endangered Iberian lynx Lynx pardinus and sympatric wild and domestic carnivores in Spain
Fleas were more frequent on lynxes and foxes in winter than in spring, and all the flea species are new records for the Iberian lynx.
Leptospirosis in wild and domestic carnivores in natural areas in Andalusia, Spain.
Wild and free-roaming carnivores may not act as reservoirs of L. interrogans but as a dead-end hosts, though the dog may act as reservoir of serovar Canicola, which may cause previously unrecorded disease in wild carnivores in Spain.
Predators and the public trust
The role of public trust principles in the restoration and preservation of controversial species is reviewed and how differences between traditional assumptions and scientific studies of interactions between people and predators impede evidence‐based policy is examined.
A Legal‐Ecological Understanding of Favorable Conservation Status for Species in Europe
Legislation for the preservation of biodiversity has been instrumental to the recovery of multiple species and habitats. The European Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC is one of the strongest legal tools