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Genetic monitoring of lynx population is a key activity in the LIFE Lynx project. Even implemented at a lower scale in Romania we relay on the information from genetic monitoring to have a better understanding of the genetic structure of lynx in the Carpathians and to improve our approach on choosing the trapping sites. In the season 2018/2019 Romanian team gathered 47 samples, that were analyzed at genetics laboratory at Biotechnical...

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Art colony for lynx conservation

Art colony for lynx conservation


Posted - Sep 27, 2019

As part of the project, an art colony will be held in Radovljica in early October, at the home of academic painter Brigita Požegar Mulej. The colony participants will be introduced to the biology of the lynx, its habitat and the opportunities and challenges of large carnivore coexistence. Under the impression of new topics related to lynx conservation, participants will be working on their artwork as part of the colony until 8th of...

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During this week, our team started surveying of public attitudes toward the lynx. The survey is targeted at Lika and Gorski kotar, in Croatia, using the random adress selection methhod. Participants of the survey will remain annonymus. Questionnaires have been sent at the end of the last week, and are already being received by randomly picked participants. They are packed in white envelopes with the project logo, which also contains...

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Like any other project, we’ve developed a project graphic identity that combines key communication elements of this nature conservation project that involve different interest groups, from Slovenia and partners from other countries. Graphic identity together with co-financers was printed on promotional materials (T-shirts, blocks, caps, cotton bags, etc.), which are distributed to local residents from the area of current and...

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Postojnsko-Bistriška Regional Association of Hunting Clubs  organized two hunting camps for children in the Notranjska region in September. Hunting Association of Slovenia was invited to presented the LIFE Lynx project to the participants of the camps. For the sixth consecutive year a camps for primary school children were organized in this region. This year’s three-day camp, held by the Hunting club Pivka and two-day camp, held...

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Artists for lynx conservation

Artists for lynx conservation


Posted - Sep 6, 2019

A three-day LIFE Lynx art workshop took place between August 30, and September 1. The participants worked in the heart of nature, at the guesthouse Jure Tourism, Gornje Poljane, Slovenia, under the mentorship of academic painter Karmen Bajec. LIFE Lynx project team members presented to the participant interesting facts about lynx, along with latest findings on lynx research in Slovenia and the reasons for their endangered status....

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LIFE Lynx project partner Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, is searching for a new coworker for projects LIFE Lynx and Carnivora Dinarica. More information about job application (in Slovenian). Public tender is open until September 9, 2019.  

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Prior to the start of the new camera trapping season, we prepared a report about the results of this activity in the previous year (2018/19). The cameras recorded at least 19 adult lynx in the Slovenian Dinaric Mountains. There were six females with juveniles, most of them captured on cameras in state’s special purpose hunting grounds. Moreover, two of the lynx that we identified in Slovenia were also recorded in Croatia,...

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Map of lynx habitat occupancy

Map of lynx habitat occupancy


Posted - Aug 27, 2019

We prepared a map of lynx habitat occupancy based on SCALP data (Status and Conservation of the Alpine Lynx Population). The data are divided in a three-level classification of field records. The first category (C1) represents ‘hard fact’ data (e.g. good quality and georeferenced lynx photos); the second category (C2) includes confirmed data (e.g. tracks verified by an expert); and the third category (C3) are unconfirmed data (e.g. any kind...

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Doru established his territory

Doru established his territory


Posted - Aug 27, 2019

Almost 4 months ago we released into the forests of National Park Risnjak a male lynx Doru. After the release Doru stayed in the park’s area, but in the beginning of June decided to cross the Slovenian- Croatian national border and stayed in Slovenia ever since. Currently he is in Javorniki, moving in the area of around 90 km2. Telemetry data from Doru’s radio collar show that he probably established a territory in this...

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More than three months have passed since our first translocated lynx Goru was released from quarantine enclosure in Loški Potok. In case Goru would have returned back, we left the doors of the enclosure open and inside the remains of a roe deer, his last meal before the release. Goru hasn’t returned and is successfully catching his own prey in the wild. But other forest animals have come to check the enclosure and it’s...

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