Otters in saxony: A story of successful conflict resolution

Reinhard Klenke, Irene Ring, Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez, Randi Habighorst, Vivien Weiss, Heidi Wittmer, Bernd Gruber, Simone Lampa, Klaus Henle

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An overview is given about the history of a conflict-laden relationship between Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) and humans in Saxony for more than 100 years.The development of the conflict is described in front of the background of otter persecution, population development, social and economical factors as well as legal instruments in four historical time periods with different societal conditions that framed people’s thoughts and actions.The time period from 1990 up to the presence was specifically investigated as part of the FRAP project.Here we made a detailed analysis of the ecological, economic, legal, and institutional as well as social conditions and elaborate the factors that contributed to successful conflict reconciliation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman - Wildlife Conflicts in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationFisheries and Fish-eating Vertebrates as a Model Case
EditorsReinhard A. Klenke, Irene Ring, Andreas Kranz, Niels Jepson, Felix Rauschmayer, Klaus Henle
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783540347897
ISBN (Print)9783540347880
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Science and Engineering (Subseries: Environmental Science)
ISSN (Print)1863-5520
ISSN (Electronic)1431-6250


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