E: Public Awareness and Dissemination of Results


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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Promotion of the Lynx Population Reinforcement and Long-term Conservation Through Local Consultative Groups Within this multidisciplinary and complex project, we aim to build and maintain public support for lynx recovery and its long-term conservation by ensuring early and sustained public participation in the project activities. Key stakeholders, such as hunters, farmers, municipality and environmental association representatives and...

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E.2 Hunter Participation


Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Hunter Participation Through Partnerships The overall goal of this action is to ensure the active engagement of hunters throughout the evolution of the project, especially in activities where they are directly involved. We will educate hunters about lynx ecology, biology, and conservation and promote and value the role of hunters as key partners in the LIFE Lynx project for sustaining long-term lynx recovery. Hunters will be educated...

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E.3 Documentary Films


Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Documentary Film Series: The Role of Hunters as Conservationists, Lynx Reinforcement, and Short Video Clips on Project Activities We will produce a two-part documentary film focused on hunter involvement in historic lynx reintroduction efforts in the 1970s (Part I) and chronicle their role and the role of other beneficiaries and stakeholders in the current reinforcement effort (Part II). The overall goals of the two-part film(s)...

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E.4 Local Schools Education Campaign


Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Targeted Education Campaign About Lynx Conservation Through Active Involvement of Local Schools The goal of this action is to increase knowledge about lynx conservation among younger generations and school teachers. Teachers will be offered educational seminars where they will receive educational school kits about lynx conservation. By providing them with interesting and up-to-date information about lynx, we will encourage them to use...

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Active Engagement of Stakeholders and Target Groups through Customized Events, Personal Communication and Networking For long-term acceptance of the lynx, it is important to gain and to maintain the support of the most important stakeholders and target groups-local hunters, journalists, environmentalists, local communities, etc. Through a variety of organized events and activities, we will keep stakeholders closely informed about our...

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E.6 Communication Support


Posted on Dec 21, 2017

General Communication Support for Lynx Reinforcement and Importance of Natura 2000 Network The goal of this action is to increase knowledge and awareness about lynx conservation among stakeholders and general public across participating countries. Outputs of this action are primarily one-way communication tactics that can stand alone or provide a framework for other approaches in this broad information and awareness raising campaign...

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E.7 Celebrity Ambassadors


Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Targeted Lynx Conservation Awareness with Celebrity Ambassadors We plan to enlist the support of Slovenian and Croatian celebrities, such as sports heroes, musicians, actors and other public figures who are willing to donate their time for short (2-3 min.) video clips that promote lynx conservation through social media platforms and other means. Ideal candidates include celebrities who may have an affinity for nature, conservation and...

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