The LCIE develop a policy support statement on "The management of bold wolves". Also available in Polish and Italian.
The LCIE hold a meeting in Trento, Italy, in March 2018.
The LCIE review the brown bear reintroduction project in Trentino, providing a written assessment of the project's activities.
The LCIE develop a policy suppport statement on "Studying large carnivores with the use of telemetry for their conservation". This is supported by a parrallel joint statement from IUCN's Bear Specialist Group and the International Association for Bear Research and Management entitled "Use of radio-collars in bear research, management and conservation".
The LCIE develop a policy support statement on “The use of artificial feeding as a management tool for large carnivore populations and their prey, with a particular emphasis on the brown bear”.
The LCIE contribute data on carnivore numbers and livestock conflicts to a European Parliament report on “The revival of wolves and other large predators and its impact on farmers and their livelihood in rural regions of Europe”.
The LCIE contribute to the updating of IUCN's redlists for European large carnivores, including golden jackal for the first time.