A volunteer’s experience

Posted - Jun 30, 2022

Many volunteers are included in the implementation of our project and we are truly grateful for their help. We are especially happy to host interns and share our passion and knowledge with future professionals in nature conservation.

For the past six months, ecology master´s degree student from France – Laurie Bedouet, joined LIFE Lynx team from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb.

Laurie Bedouet, ecology master´s degree student from France. Photo: personal archive

Laurie described her internship: “My objective was to estimate the size of the Eurasian lynx population in Croatia using camera trap data and spatial capture-recapture modelling. Apart from my computer modelling job, I had the great opportunity to participate in fieldwork such as camera trap management, live-capture of lynx and necropsies; and also, to attend the translocations of a lynx. This was an incredible experience, both professionally and personally. Croatia is a beautiful country with numerous natural-preserved areas and an incredible fauna for which I am happy to have participate in its conservation.”

Last week Laurie successfully finished her internship report that can be found here:

Estimating the population size of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in Croatia using camera-trapping and spatial capture-recapture modelling