Wolves are not the only great carnivores present on the French territories. The brown Bear and the Eurasian Lynx also benefited from the implementation of protective measures but unlike wolves, the level of their population is not only linked to a natural return.
The plantigrade never completely disappeared from the Pyrenees: a residual population persisted and was reinforced by the introduction of new breeding individuals, essential for this population of low genetic diversity.
As for the feline, it reappeared in the 1980s in the French Jura mountains following plans of reintroduction in the Swiss Jura. It was then from these individuals of the Jura that the alpine massif was recolonized in turn. Reintroductions in the Vosges were carried out in the 1990s.
The presence of other great predators raises the same kind of problems as exist for the wolves in terms of attacks on the domestic herds. The acceptance of great carnivores is therefore not a topic typical of wolves ; it has to be noted that protective measures as well as the indemnification of damages also exist for bears and lynx.