Activities


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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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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A.8 Communication Plan


Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Development of the Project Communication Plan The communication plan is an internal document that provides all project members with a framework and protocol for consistent delivery of all external communications during the project. The purpose of this communication plan is to communicate with stakeholders in the most effective way possible and help us achieve all project outputs and activities planned in communicating with the public....

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C.1 Lynx Translocation From Slovakia


Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Live-capture and Translocation of Lynx From the Carpathian Population in Slovakia for Reinforcement of the Dinaric-SE Alpine Population This action, along with similar action in Romania, is an essential step for the reinforcement process, as it will provide the lynx that will be released in Slovenia and Croatia. In this way, inbreeding depression of the Dinaric population will be reduced, and the population will be saved from...

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