Who we are

Wir sind eine Initiative aus unparteilichen und unabhängigen Praktikern und Herdenschutzexperten aus Bayern, Südtirol und Österreich, die landwirtschaftlichen Kollegen beim Schutz ihrer Nutztiere vor Übergriffe von Wolf, Bär, Luchs, Fischotter und Gold Schakal beratend zur Seite stehen.

Herdenschutz-Initiative Austria. Our website address is:


Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URIand DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookiesare set for a duration of 347 daysto remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.


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Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, user ID, username, site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Post likes.

Data Used: Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process a search request on the servers.


Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.

Contact forms

Our site includes a contact form. We typically collect only your Email for further Contact and a text field for comments. All other data is voluntary. We collect this information provided by you voluntarily to us for customer service purposes, butdo not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes. We do not share this information with third parties. The information provided to us can be deleted upon your request.

Data Used: Akismetis enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismetservice (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Data Synced: Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismetis enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.


This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit based) or based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. We typically include ISSUU documents, Youtubeand Vimeovideos and Google Maps. Stats

With regards to statistics pertaining to website traffic, we collect data anonymously. This includes country of access, language and version of browser, as well as the number and order of page views.

Data Used:IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important:The site owner does nothave access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) — are retained by Automatticfor 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked:Post and page views, video plays(if videos are hosted by, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Registered User Activity Log

This feature only records activities of a site’s registered users, and the retention duration of activity data will depend on the site’s plan and activity type.

Data Used:To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.

Activity Tracked:Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).

Data Synced (?):Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your information with other parties. We do include some of them on our other websites all managed and controlled by the European Wilderness Society.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


Data processing agreement

Our Newsletter stores subscriber’s data in the WordPress blog database and does not transfer any data to any other site.

What daa do we store? 

In our Newsletter, we store many information about the subscribers: from the email addressto nameand surname and IPs. We do that you provide a better service to our customers. If you do not consent you can easily unsubscribe from our Newsletter and all data is removed in compliance with the GDRP regulation.

Double Opt-In

Two key aspects here: the double opt-in and the privacy checkbox.

The double opt-in, other than a good practice, is now required by the GDPR to confirm the will of the subscriber by having him or her to give consent two times before the actual service starts. Please follow the steps to confirm your subscription.

Proof of consent

To keep proof of users consent is now mandatory with the new GDPR rules. In Newsletter, when a user changes his profile, activating specific list, he could be giving you a specific consent, for example to send marketing email. Newsletter provides a logging feature which records every changethe subscriber performs on his profile and what he changed with a timestamp.

Which data Newsletter stores

Besides name and email address, our Newsletter can collect other data if extra profile fields have been created. More importantly, Newsletter collects Ip addresses at the moment of the subscription and whenever a user performs an action on newsletters, if tracking is active. Ip’s are used for various features, from tracking to geolocalization.

How long does Newsletter keep subscribers data?

We store your data securely. We periodically remove all subscribers data with a status that makes them unreachable: bounced, unsubscribed, not confirmed and so on. We also delete all subscribers who didn’t interact with us at least once a year.

Data export and portability

GDPR also requires us to offer our newsletter recipients  the ability to ask for a copy of their files for portability reasons. The downloaded data export file should be in a machine-readable format (not human readable). Newsletter by default collects only names and email addresses but if you took advantage of the extra profile fields, that data should be exported as well.

Data modification and integration right

Since Newsletter subscribers are able to access their own profile editing panelwhere they can change every detail whenever they feel like to, there’s nothing special to do about this, except for making this option as clear as possible.

Data removal

At this moment, our Newsletter subscribers don’t have the ability to delete their own data: however we’re considering to add this option. Please end an Email to with proof of Identity and we will provide this data you.

How we protect your data

We protect your data in compliance with the GDPR EU Regulation and do not give access to any third party to this information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We are hosting our Website on redundant Servers with daily back up routines and continous availability checking. We are updating WordPress automatically to the latest service release including plug-ins. We are also protecting the site with a downtime monitoring, Brute Force Protection, Spam Filtering and block suspicious-looking activities.

Liability Disclaimer

All content on this website was painstakingly and conscientiously edited for accuracy. Nevertheless, with regards to errors we do not accept any liability for damages resulting from use of this site, or from missing or erroneous information.

Privacy Policy

Insofar as person-specific data (such as name, postal or email addresses) are collected, this is done whenever possible on a voluntary basis. Data is only collected and stored when absolutely necessary for use of our website. Third-party use of our own contact information, which is published on this site in accordance with statutory disclosure requirements, in order to transmit advertising or informational materials that have not been expressly requested, is hereby expressly prohibited.


This site contains links to external third-party websites, upon whose content this website operator has no influence. As a consequence, we accept no liability for external content. Responsibility for the third-party content is borne solely by the operator of the site in question. At the time the link was created, the target pages were checked for potential legal infringements. At the time the links were created, no illegal content was apparent. Permanent monitoring of third-party content on linked pages for illegal content is neither practical nor feasible without concrete information. If we are informed about any legal infractions, we will promptly remove the links in question.

Copyright and Trademarking

Even if not labeled as such, all brand names, logos and other forms of trademarks are protected. The reproduction of any content on this website, in whole or in part, requires the express permission of the owner. The content, texts and works on these pages are protected under copyright, brand-name and other legal rights pertaining to intellectual property. The duplication, editing, dissemination, publication or any other type of use requires the written permission of the site operator.

Photo Credits

PAN Parks Foundation, ANP Archives, MNP Archives, BKNP Archives, CBNP Archives, RNP Archives, FNP Archives, ONP Archives, PGNP Archives, PNP Archives, SNP Archives, RNP Archives, CDNP Archives, KNP Archives, Nationalpark Hainich, Hannes Knapp, Verein CHWOLF, Sami Fayed, Tomáš Kaliský, Eric Balzacs, Wikipedia,

Konstantin Gabrichidze, Evgeni Dinev, Eugenijus Drobelis, Juoko Högmander, Seppo Keränen, Heidi Arponen, Seppo Keränen, Kimmo Salminen, Janne Görling, Bruno d’Amicis, Græme Purdy, Csaba Gyarmati, Barbara Mayer, Konstantin Gabrichidze, Giorgi Darchiashvili, Nanko Minkov, Alexander Ivanov, Koyno Koynov, Orsolya Haarberg, Petar Yordanov Paunchev, Nicolas Cegalerba, Gábor Salamon, Andreas Grahin, Vitantonio dell’Orto, Leif Ostergreen, Ingrid Roehorst, G. Valentukevičius, Vytautas Knyva, Mindaugas Lapele, Paavo Hamunen, Hannu Hautala, Arto Ketola, Aivar Ruukel, Kimmo Salminen, Michael Hennemann, Andreas Grahin, Georg Witting, Simon Kertys, Richard Hoffmann, Falk Kienas, István Kerekes, Grigore Opritoiu, Mihai Moiceanu, Mati Kose, Arne Ader, Tomáš Kaliský, Todor Marholev, Petar Yordanov Paunchev, Ljupco Smokovski, Victor Gritsyuk, Erlend Haarberg, Kari Lathi, Marcos Veiga, Aykut Ince, Rüknettin Tekdemir, Tarík Yurtgezer, Yildiray Lise, Kastamonu Pınarbasi Governorship Archive, Vasyl Zelinskyy .

The European Wilderness Society thanks the European Commission for its financial support in obtaining the publishing rights for the work of the photographers mentioned above.

All photos taken by our staff can be used under the creative commons license  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

You are free to:

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Our contact information

Herdenschutz Initiative Austria
Dechant-Franz-Fuchs Strasse 5
5580 Tamsweg
Tel.: +43 (0)676 9271 543