By helping bears we can help lynx as well

Posted - May 21, 2019

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 has about 20 lynxes and habitat suitability maps show plenty of suitable habitat, however it its divided into smaller patches. As crossing structures require large investments, it is necessary that they are constructed for more than one species.

Handout from the seminar.