Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s modern human-dominated landscapes

  title={Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s modern human-dominated landscapes},
  author={Guillaume Chapron and Petra Kaczensky and John D C Linnell and Manuela von Arx and Djuro Huber and Henrik Andr{\'e}n and Jos{\'e} Vicente L{\'o}pez‐Bao and Michal Adamec and Francisco {\'A}lvares and Ole Anders and Linas Bal{\vc}iauskas and Vaidas Balys and P{\'e}ter Bedő and Ferdinand Bego and Juan Carlos Blanco and Urs Breitenmoser and Henrik Br{\o}seth and Luděk Bufka and Raimonda Bunikyte and Paolo Ciucci and Alexander Dutsov and Thomas Engleder and Christian Fuxj{\"a}ger and Claudio Groff and Katja Holmala and Bledi Hoxha and Yorgos Iliopoulos and Ovidiu Ionescu and Jasna Jeremi{\'c} and Klemen Jerina and Gesa Kluth and Felix Knauer and Ilpo Kojola and Ivan M. Kos and Miha Krofel and Jakub Kubala and Sa{\vs}a Kunovac and Josip Kusak and Miroslav Kutal and Olof Liberg and Aleksandra Majic and Peep M{\"a}nnil and Ralph Manz and {\'E}ric Marboutin and Francesca Marucco and Dime Melovski and Kujtim Mersini and Yorgos Mertzanis and Robert W. Mysłajek and Sabina Nowak and John Odden and Jānis T. Ozoliņ{\vs} and Guillermo Palomero and M Svetlana Paunovic and Jens Persson and Hubert Poto{\vc}nik and P. Y. Quenette and Georg Rauer and Ilka Reinhardt and Robin Rigg and Andreas Ryser and Valeria Salvatori and Toma{\vz} Skrbin{\vs}ek and Aleksandar Stojanov and Jon E. Swenson and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Szemethy and Aleksand{\"e}r Trajçe and Elena Tsingarska-Sedefcheva and Martin V{\'a}ňa and Rauno Veeroja and Petter Wabakken and Manfred W{\"o}lfl and Sybille W{\"o}lfl and Fridolin Zimmermann and Diana P. Zlatanova and Luigi Boitani},
  pages={1517 - 1519}
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