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Location: Goč, Serbia

The Platform

The Dinaric-Balkan-Pindos Large Carnivore Platform is a transnational exchange process bringing together authorities and stakeholders in the region to discuss management practices. It is made up of a range of different exchange formats including the main platform meetings, thematic meetings on important management practices and capacity building events.

The platform members include

Managing authorities

The ministries, departments and agencies dealing with nature, agriculture, forestry, hunting

Regional authorities


Nature NGOs, hunters, farmers, tourism operators


The scientific advisory board

The platform is accompanied by scientific advisory board with members from most participating countries.

Aleksandër Trajçe

Center for Protection and Conservation of the Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA)

Dejan Radošević

Republican Institute for the Protection of Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Duško Čirović

Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade,

Haris Hadžihajdarević

Administration of the National Park Una, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jelena Marojević Galić

Parks Dinarides, Montenegro

Klaus Hacklander

International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)

Menderes Ibra

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development of Kosovo1 

Radostina Galitionova

Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water

Rok Černe

Forest Service Slovenia

Snježana Malić-Limari

WWF Adria, Croatia

Spyros Psaroudas


Valeria Salvatori

Istituto di Ecologia Applicata, Italy

Vedad Škapur

Professor Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vlatko Trpeski

Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MoEPP), Department for Nature within the Environmental Administration, North Macedonia

The platform secretariat

The platform secretariat, adelphi and carnivora magna, accompany the platform, providing organisation and technical support and background information for their interactions. Members of the Secretariat are:

Andrea Solić

Carnivora Magna

Djuro Huber

Carnivora Magna

Gregor Grüttner


Julia Schmidt


Katrina Marsden


Slaven Reljic

Carnivora Magna

The platform regional meetings bring together all stakeholders. Smaller scale thematic exchanges focusing on specific topics are also planned as well as exchanges with the individual member states. More information can be found on the events page.

1 For this initiative, Kosovo is referred to in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.