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For the first time, systematic lynx monitoring with camera traps was conducted in Slovenian Dinaric mountains. Monitoring lasted from August 2018 to April 2019 in the scope of three different projects. Collaboration of hunters was essential for a successful implementation of the monitoring; together with 63 hunters from 35 hunting grounds we set up 191 camera traps! The cameras recorded lynx at 34 locations in 14 hunting grounds. They...

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FACE is the largest democratically representative body for hunters in the world and probably one of the largest European civil society organizations. They represent the interests of Europe’s 7 million hunters as an international non-profit non-governmental organization. FACE acknowledges that the Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is one of the most endangered large carnivore species in Europe, especially the small Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx...

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On Saturday, June 8, the Zagreb ZOO celebrated its 94th birthday and at the same time marked the International Lynx Day in cooperation with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and associations BIOM and WWF. Zoo visitors had the opportunity to find out more about the biology of lynx and why the population in the Dinaric Mountains is endangered. In addition, LIFE Lynx team from the faculty presented the equipment and the methodology for...

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Regional reinforcement plans

Regional reinforcement plans


Posted - Jun 3, 2019

Within the framework of A.4 project action, we prepared two Regional reinforcement plans for lynx, one for Slovenia and one for Croatia. The plans are written in national languages and are already in use in both countries. The main difference between them is the area they cover and the method of lynx releases (soft vs hard release). The Croatian plan covers the entire area of ​​releases, while the Slovenian covers the area of ​​the...

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News about the lynx Doru

News about the lynx Doru


Posted - May 24, 2019

Since the release of Doru in the NP Risnjak until today, we have collected 52 positions fixed by the GPS collar. After the release, Doru stayed in the area of the national park for a few days and then he decided to move and discover a bigger area. Because of the clustered fixes we received from the collar, we managed to suspect on a kill site on the mountain Platak and locate it. We successfully reached the location, set up a camera...

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On Tuesday, 16. April 2019, 130 gamekeepers attended an educational seminar, organised by the Hunters Association of Slovenia in Celje. We presented LIFE Lynx project, ecology, biology, the history of the lynx population in Slovenia, the condition of the Dinaric-Southeasteren lynx population nowadays and monitoring methods. To effectively detect and prevent the illegal killing of wildlife, it is essential to educate and cooperate with...

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Today in the Zlatorog Gallery, at the Hunters Association of Slovenia, a press conference about preventing the illegal killing of lynx and other wildlife was held. For the successful implementation of the LIFE Lynx project and the preservation of the endangered lynx population in the area of Slovenia and Croatia, translocation of a new lynx from the Carpathians as well as prevention, reduction, supervision and sanctioning of illegal...

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Experts from LIFE Lynx took part in educational seminar for spatial planners that was organized by LIFE DINALP BEAR project in April. Participants learned about behavioral characteristics of lynx and habitats critical for lynx conservation in Slovenia. As lynx generally avoids anthropogenic disturbances, habitat fragmentation represents a big threat. This makes preservation of habitat connectivity even more crucial. Slovenia currently...

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At the 11th International Fair of Hunting and Fishing, held between April 12th and 14th in Gornja Radgona, LIFE Lynx project was presented by the Hunting Association of Slovenia as one of the partners of the project. Visitors of the fair were acquainted with the information on the LIFE Lynx project and the process of moving lynxes Goru and Doru from Romania into Slovenia and Croatia. We presented ecology, biology, the history of the...

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Lynx Goru was released into the wild

Lynx Goru was released into the wild


Posted - May 14, 2019

Today Slovenian hunters from Loški Potok released a lynx named Goru into the wild. Goru was transferred from Romania to Slovenia on April 26th and was placed in an enclosure in Loški Potok, where he adjusted to his new environment, a procedure known as a soft release. During the adjustment, he was cared for by local hunters from Loški Potok hunting club, a veterinarian and Slovenian LIFE Lynx project team members. This soft release...

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Lynx Goru arrived in Slovenia on April 26th and is currently adjusting to his new environment in quarantine enclosure in Loški Potok. He is taken care of by local hunters, veterinary and Slovenian LIFE Lynx project team. With this method of release ( so called “soft release”) we will reduce the chances that lynx will move away from the release site after the period spent in the release enclosure and allow lynx to become...

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