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 killing of the lynx and other wildlife are crucial.
The Hunters Association of Slovenia, which is one of the partners of the LIFE Lynx project, in co-operation with the Ministry of the Interior organised a three-day professional educational training for members of the Police held between 9 and 11 April, 2019 in Gotenica. This is an essential step in the protection of wildlife. During the education course 25 police officers from all over Slovenia obtained appropriate education and training for detection and taking action in cases of illegal killing of wildlife. On the last day of the three-day educational meeting, the protocol with detailed procedures in cases of suspected illegal killing was prepared. Members of the Police and other participants (hunters, gamekeepers, foresters, biologists, etc.) will be informed about the protocol and how to take action in cases of suspected illegal killing of wildlife.
The Hunters Association of Slovenia, other partners of the LIFE Lynx project and members of the Police have zero tolerance to the illegal killing of lynx and other wildlife. Ski jumper Peter Prevc also expressed support for the project: »As the ambassador of the LIFE Lynx project, I oppose any illegal interventions in the natural environment and the illegal killing of lynx and other wildlife. I support the LIFE Lynx project, which will help us to save our lynxes from extinction.«