D: Monitoring of the Impact of the Project Actions


Monitoring the Effects of Lynx Removal for Translocations on the Source Populations This action will provide information on the effects of lynx removal on the source population and ensure that the source populations in Slovakia and Romania are not threatened. At the same time, results achieved in this action will benefit designing future reinforcement programs for other endangered lynx populations in Europe, as well as other species...

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Monitoring of the Impact of Population Reinforcement The goal of this action is to evaluate the overall effectiveness of lynx reinforcement on the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population. This will help us evaluate whether we have reached our main goal – stopping and reversing genetic and demographic deterioration of the population. Special attention will be made to quantify the impacts of the reinforcement on the demographic and...

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Monitoring of the Project Impact on Viability of Lynx in the Dinaric Mountains and South Eastern Alps, and Establishing Guidelines for Ensuring Long Term Viability The goal of this action is to track the project’s impact on the long-term viability of the Dinaric – SE Alpine lynx population and determine how the population should be managed in the long run.  We will use stochastic demographic/genetic computer models in a population...

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Project Visibility and Public Acceptance of Lynx and Lynx Conservation Our goal in this action is to document and evaluate potential changes in public attitudes and knowledge about lynx over the course of project implementation, thus providing an additional tool for fine-tuning activities over the course of the project. The results will also provide insight into people’s willingness to accept lynx in the project area over the duration...

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D.5 Socio-economic Impacts


Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Assessment of Socio-economic Impacts of the Project Actions on Local Economy and Communities Measuring, evaluating and clearly demonstrating the impacts of conservation interventions on the socio-economic environment is critical for management, accountability, and lesson-learning. This is particularly important for projects that consist of community-based activities or have the potential to impact local livelihoods in positive or...

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D.6 Impact on Ecosystem Functions


Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Assessment of Project’s Impacts on Ecosystem Functions Measuring, evaluating, and clearly demonstrating the direct connections between project activities and key ecosystem services is important for assessing wider impacts of the project and for lesson-learning. In order to develop the relevant indicators, we will consult the Mapping and Assessing Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) guidelines. According to the MAES guidelines and...

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