Goslar, 16th to 19th of September 2018. The first time ever that a Pathways Conference was held in Europe. A collaborative effort by the Alfred Toepfer Academy for Nature Conservation, the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, WWF/LIFE EUROLARGECARNIVORES and the Colorado State University. An international conference dedicated to Human-Wildlife-Conflicts in the heart of Europe. Over 180 single presentations in the course of three days showed the enormous need of exchange and the willingness of working together for the sake of the return of the big carnivores.