In areas with constant carnivore presence, especially brown bears and wolves, grazing is the key practice that prevents the overgrowing of meadows and preserves the traditional appearance of the countryside. Maintaining the favorable condition of meadow habitat types and maintaining carnivore populations is a dual objective of the Ministry of the Agriculture, Forestry and Food.
Subsequently in such areas, damages from carnivores can occur to livestock. If livestock are not adequately protected, they may become easy prey to bears or wolves. To maintain the favorable condition of farm animals and also the large carnivore populations, additional protection measures must be adopted.
Within the financial operation of the Ministry of the Agriculture, Forestry and Food, subsidies for livestock protection may be enforced. The following protection measures are available in such cases:
One must be aware that, in addition to ensuring the safety of both the farm animals and large carnivores, protection as a preventive measure is necessary to reduce the risk of additional costs.