Implementing a parliament to improve the lynx acceptance

Published: 01 May 2020
Last edited: 01 May 2020

Two professional mediators worked together with a group of 20 people with a participative approach and role plays, respect for each other's words and transparency of information. Four one-day meetings were required to come up with a white paper of proposals from each actor to improve lynx acceptance.

These proposals have been forwarded to the organizations / officials for possible negotiation, validation and implementation. The parliament meets annually and the Park is the coordinator and implements its commitments.


Co-management building
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Conflict resolution
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

The park is recognized for its role as a facilitator and the lynx is released at our German neighbors. Despite this the opinions are opposed according to the actors and the atmosphere of parliament is appeased because there is respect for the word of each and the establishment of a climate of trust.

Lessons learned

The level of commitment is variable according to the members of the parliament. The park plays a central role  as coordinator and moderator of the parliament. Its level of commitment is important.

It maintains the cohesion of parliament and the interest of its members by sending regular information on lynx released in the Palatinate forest. Transparency of information on lynx helps to strengthen the privacy of members of parliament.