Framework for biodiversity Reconciliation Action Plans
 
 

FRAP - Framework for biodiversity Reconciliation Action Plans


Development of a procedural Framework for Action Plans to Reconcile conflicts between the conservation of large vertebrates and the use of biological resources: fisheries and fish-eating vertebrates as a model case
 
 


Project Coordination:

PD Dr. Klaus Henle;
Dr. Irene Ring
Status:
Project funded by the European Union under the
Fifth Framework Programme;
13 partners in 9 countries
Duration:
02/2003 bis 04/2006
Contract No:
EVK 2-CT-2002-00142-FRAP


  
 
 

FRAP has one overall goal: the development of a generic Framework for Reconciliation Action Plans between the conservation of large vertebrates and the use of biological resources by humans. The generic framework will be illustrated using conflicts between the conservation of large fish-eating vertebrates and fisheries as models.

The specific objectives are:

  1. to assess the conflicts between the conservation of fish-eating vertebrates and fisheries from an ecological and socio-economic perspective;
  2. to evaluate and develop successful mitigation strategies and a mix of policy instruments;
  3. to design participatory decision strategies and to develop recommendations for effective stakeholder interactions;
  4. to disseminate the results to stakeholders and the public.

FRAP has developed a generic Framework for biodiversity Reconciliation Action Plans consistent across national boundaries. This framework will be illustrated with examples from  the conflicts between the conservation of seals, otter, respectively cormorants and fisheries. We have evaluated existing information and studied the conflicts for regions that either differ in the ecological basis of the conflict or in the use of socio-economic mitigation strategies. The regional comparisons are Denmark versus Italy for cormorants, Central Europe versus Portugal for otters, and Finland versus Sweden for gray seals.  The executive summary gives a short overview about  objectives, scientific achievements, main deliverables, socio-economic relevance and policy implications,  conclusions and dissemination of results.   more details

FRAP was organised in eleven workpackages (WPs) and three phases:   more details

The results of FRAP were presented at an international conference on

Management of conflicts between wildlife and human resource use

25 - 27 January 2006
in Leipzig.

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The project was finished at 30.06. 2006

 

 
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