Activities


During late May and early June our team hiked for almost 100km of mountain routes, from Mašun to Babno Polje in Slovenia, and from Prezid to Crni Lug in Croatia. Our hiking routes marked the beginning of the “Lynx walk”, a thematic guide for mountaineers and nature lovers. “Lynx walk” will bring a unique nature feeling and re-tell a story of the lynx, its ecology, and specifics on Dinaric population. Thematic...

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On Saturday, June 8, the Zagreb ZOO celebrated its 94th birthday and at the same time marked the International Lynx Day in cooperation with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and associations BIOM and WWF. Zoo visitors had the opportunity to find out more about the biology of lynx and why the population in the Dinaric Mountains is endangered. In addition, LIFE Lynx team from the faculty presented the equipment and the methodology for...

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LIFE Lynx project team has defined main indicators important for assessing impacts of project actions on local economy, local communities and ecosystem services. List of project indicators is available here. Project team will carry out overall systematic assessment of the agreed indicators on a yearly basis and discuss the results and their implications for project implementation. Measuring, evaluating and clearly demonstrating the...

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In the middle of April, a three day international workshop was organized in Ljubljana in the frame of LIFE DINALP BEAR and LIFE Lynx. The  goal of the workshop was to share experience and identify best practices for communication activities in large carnivore conservation and management across Europe and from North America as well as challenges and opportunities in working with different key stakeholder groups. On the last day,...

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A.1 Live-capture of Lynx in Slovakia


Posted - Dec 21, 2017

Assessment and Selection of Sites and Lynx for Live-capture from the Carpathian Source Population in Slovakia The population of Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in the Carpathian Mountains is considered to be one of the best preserved and largest in Europe. It was the source of lynx for several reintroduction projects between the 1960s and 1990s. Although some of the re-established populations initially prospered, most of them have since...

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A.2 Live-capture of Lynx in Romania


Posted - Dec 21, 2017

Assessment and Selection of Sites and Lynx for Live-capture from the Carpathian Source Population in Romania The goal of this action is to identify the most suitable areas and micro-locations for live-capture of animals in Romania to reinforce the Dinaric – SE Alpine lynx population. Data collected in this action will also enable us to determine how many lynx can be removed from each area without compromising the population. The...

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A.3 Status of Residual Lynx


Posted - Dec 21, 2017

Pre-reinforcement Survey of the Potential Release Sites and the Genetic and Demographic Status of Residual Lynx The goal of this action is to obtain information about the current genetic status, abundance, and sex-specific territorial distribution of lynx in potential release areas before conducting translocations. The success of any animal translocation effort, in part, hinges on the selection of appropriate release sites. Lynx...

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A.4 Reinforcement Plans


Posted - Dec 21, 2017

Elaboration of Plans for Reinforcement of the Dinaric-SE Alpine Population and for Creation of a New “Stepping Stone” Population The goals of this action are three-fold: to properly plan the reinforcement effort, to work closely with hunting communities to establish core release sites, and to establish a stepping stone habitat for lynx. These activities will help ensure long-term population persistence and will increase...

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A.5 Management Documents


Posted - Dec 21, 2017

Management Documents for Slovenia, Croatia, and Italian Central/Eastern Alps The lack of a coherent management response to the Dinaric lynx population decline is one of the main threats to the population. Subsequently, the overarching goal of this action is to develop a transnational, population level management approach for long-term lynx conservation. The first step is to prepare Common Guidelines for Dinaric – SE Alpine...

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A.6 Spatial Connectivity


Posted - Dec 21, 2017

Assessing the Spatial Connectivity of the Dinaric-SE Alpine Lynx Population and Isolation With Other Populations for Long-term Spatial Planning Habitat for any species is divided into habitat patches, areas with favourable conditions for the species. These habitat patches are separated by matrix areas, where individuals can move through but will not permanently reside, and barriers, where movement of individuals is difficult. However,...

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A.7 Public Attitudes


Posted - Dec 21, 2017

Assessment of Public Attitudes Toward Lynx and Lynx Conservation Public awareness campaigns are often used as tools to improve human attitudes toward wildlife and wildlife management. One of the expected results of this project is to maintain or improve public support for lynx conservation. Evaluation of the efficacy of a public awareness campaign requires detailed prior assessment of public attitudes and knowledge. An attitude survey...

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