Nature Policy, Large Ecosystems
von H. Kampf, Wageningen / Niederlande
12. Some last words
Large herbivores are a very interesting subject, both as a management tool and - more importantly - as an integral part of extended and different ecosystems. The concept of grazing by large herbivores is still in its infancy. I hope that our discussions, talks and excursions will encourage further development of existing ideas about more complete ecosystems.
I also hope that more policy makers will become convinced of the possibilities in Europe of completing the living environment with strong, robust ecosystems, well connected with each other, where large herbivores and carnivores and all the other organisms, dependent on large ecosystems can live in.
Furthermore a good co-operation on European level is necessary to work out appropriate rules for animal health and animal welfare in this area.