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Camera trapping in Slovenia revealed 20 adult lynx and two kittens being present in Slovenia between September 2019 and April 2020. Camera traps are used for systematic data collection on minimal number of adult lynx and the presence of kittens, as well as the sex and age structure of the population to some extent. During the second season of camera trapping, we have collaborated with 68 hunters and successfully obtained high-quality...

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The lynx outwitted the fox

The lynx outwitted the fox


Posted - Sep 4, 2020

Maks is a young lynx that was released in June this year in Snežnik forests and is currently establishing a territory in the Javorniki area. Since the release, he has managed to catch several roe deers, on the last census of his prey, we found out that this time he caught a fox. The diet of the lynx in the Dinaric Mountains is mostly based on ungulates, especially roe deer, but sometimes they also prey on red deer or chamois. In...

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Lynx Mala’s path to independence

Lynx Mala’s path to independence


Posted - Aug 25, 2020

In the last few months, we’ve been closely monitoring Teja’s and Mala’s activity. Till the end of April they were moving together all the time. Things started to change at the beginning of May when something triggered Mala’s dispersion. We believe that the reason for dispersion was Teja’s parturition since she’s been seen highly pregnant at the end of April. According to the timing of the telemetry data of Goru and Teja they have...

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Lynx movie night

Lynx movie night


Posted - Aug 10, 2020

We are always happy to respond to invitations for project presentations. This time, the invitation was a bit different. Alpine club Kočevje invited us to organize a lynx movie night. The scene was set at an idyllic location at Jelenov Studenec cottage. We have set the canvas under the mighty beech trees and presented five short movies about the lynx. Through documentary film series titled Hunter stories, we presented Lynx the hunter,...

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For the second year in a row LIFE Lynx organized a three-day art workshop Kingdom of the Lynx and the exhibition of works at Snežnik Castle. Eight participants from different art backgrounds sought inspiration for their work in learning about the life of a lynx. Art primarily addresses and explores the emotional side of the story of rescuing and protecting an endangered species, so we convey a message about the importance of lynx...

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Video – lynx Boris and his prey

Video – lynx Boris and his prey


Posted - Aug 5, 2020

We have some good news, young Romanian lynx Boris, released at the end of May in Loški potok, is now in Croatia, between Gerovo and Čabar. We managed to film him with our camera traps and we can see that he is in good health and hunting successfully. There is a high probability of him establishing a territory in that area.  There are though a few adult territorial males in this area, so establishing his territory will not be an easy...

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Searching for Pino

Searching for Pino


Posted - Aug 5, 2020

Lynx Pino was released on 30th May 2020 in Štirovača, the border of the National Park and Nature Park Northern Velebit. The GPS collar that was sending his locations regularly while quarantined, unfortunately, hasn’t sent any new data after the release. Velebit is scarcely covered with a mobile (GSM) network that is used for the collar to send the collected (GPS) locations. From the release, we were impatiently waiting for the data to...

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Goru got a new telemetry collar

Goru got a new telemetry collar


Posted - Jul 17, 2020

LIFE Lynx team successfully recaptured Goru and replaced his telemetry collar! Goru was translocated from Romania in 2019 and established his territory on Mala Gora in Kočevsko, Slovenia soon after his release in Loški Potok. He was the first lynx to be translocated to Slovenia to prevent the extinction of Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population and has already successfully passed his genes into the inbred population. His offspring, lynx...

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Alojzije on Southern Velebit

Alojzije on Southern Velebit


Posted - Jul 17, 2020

The camera trap that was set on the beautiful Majstorska mountain road on Velebit in cooperation with the Nature Park Velebit, captured a nice shot of the lynx Alojzije! In the meantime, we also got the latest data from his telemetry collar about his movement. Lojzek was captured in Romania and released in March in the National Park Paklenica. After he explored the beauties of Velebit, he settled on its southern part near Sveti...

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Video – Release of lynx Maks

Video – Release of lynx Maks


Posted - Jul 14, 2020

Lynx Maxs is already exploring his new home. His release was an exceptional experience for many, who are in one way or another involved with the LIFE Lynx project. We prepared a short video of this event.      ...

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Our second capturing & translocation season is behind us and we can proudly say it was very successful. A total of seven lynxes were translocated from Carpathian mountains to the Dinarics, all of them males. Five lynxes came from Romania – in 2019 Doru and Goru, in 2020 – Alojzije, Catalin, and Boris, while this year we also translocated the first two animals from Slovakia – Pino and Maks. Doru, Alojzije, and Pino were released in...

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