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Project visit to Slovakia

Project visit to Slovakia


Posted on Feb 21, 2018

From 15th to 18th of January 2018 members of Slovenia Forest Service, University in Ljubljana and Progetto Lince Italia visited our Slovakian partner, Technical University of Zvolen. The main objective of our visit was preparation for lynx capture in Slovakia. Slovakian field crew already started opportunistic monitoring with camera traps to detect best available sites for lynx capture. We visited few monitored sites in and around...

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On February 13th LIFE Lynx project team from Slovenia had their first meeting with hunters. The meeting took place in Gorenjska region – lynx »stepping stone« area and was intended for hunters from three different hunting clubs in this area. Project partners presented some general knowledge about the lynx and about project activities. The hunters were very interested in presentations and some interesting debate was risen...

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From 25th to 26th of January 2018 project partners together with LIFE DINALP BEAR project partners participated on a workshop on monitoring and capturing large carnivores in Tarvisio Italy. The main goal of this workshop was exchanging information between projects, viewing the locations and learning about the methods used by Italian forest service (Corpo Forestale) and Progetto Lince Italia. Project partners from Progetto Lince Italia...

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In December 2017 team from Forestry Department of Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana spent two days snow-tracking lynx on Snežnik plateau in Southern Slovenia. We were lucky enough to find tracks of a female lynx with two kittens. This female is one of the last in Slovenia that is still reproducing successfully. We followed them for several kilometers through the wild Dinaric forests in the shadow of Mount Snežnik and collected several...

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From 21-26th of November 2017 part of Slovenian and Italian project team visited our partners in Romania. We were happy to see that Romanian team is already busy surveying lynx and managed to collect several records of lynx presence in the Vrancea county. In this region we plan to start capturing lynx for translocation to Slovenia and Croatia in winter 2018/2019 and we already identified several potential sites for traps. We also...

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Lynx genetic sampling guidelines

Lynx genetic sampling guidelines


Posted on Jan 26, 2018

Genetic samples of lynx are critical for projects success, especially the ones collected in the field without direct contact with the animal (noninvasive genetic samples). They will allow us to survey the baseline status of Dinaric lynx, track the effects of population augmentation and evaluate its success, and provide tools for long-term population monitoring. However, for these samples to be useful, they need to be collected and...

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2nd steering group meeting

2nd steering group meeting


Posted on Jan 26, 2018

Between January 22 and 24, LIFE Lynx project partners gathered in Notranjska region for our second steering group meeting. We discussed the work that has been done until now and plans for the future. On the last day of the meeting we presented these to our project monitor. We all feel very motivated to save our lynx.

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Do we need the lynx?

Do we need the lynx?


Posted on Jan 23, 2018

Association Biom, one of the LIFE Lynx project partners, published an article about lynx in their annual magazine “Pogled u divljinu”. “Do we need the lynx?” is a question that is tackling them. What they think about it you can check here (only in Croatian).

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Lynx camera trapping guidelines

Lynx camera
trapping guidelines


Posted on Jan 10, 2018

In LIFE Lynx project, camera trapping will serve as one of the main tolls for selecting suitable lynx release areas and later for monitoring of success of lynx population reinforcement. We prepared Lynx camera trapping guidelines, which will assist researchers, wildlife managers, hunters and other volunteers in their field work with camera traps. Detailed descriptions are accompanied with many illustrations to make the document easier...

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During October 2017 LIFE Lynx project activities and goals were presented to different stakeholders in Croatia. On October 7th project was presented to general public as a part of a bigger event organized to promote the International Day for Protection of Animals. On October 12th project was presented to students of Faculty of Science University of Zagreb, which are potential volunteers that will be involved in project implementation....

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Partners of the LIFE Lynx project held the first steering group meeting in September 2017 in Slovenia. Each partner prepared a short presentation of their organization and its core activities and the role of the organization in the project. Slovenian Forest Service, as project coordinator, presented financial and administrative rules of the project. Partners discussed different topics regarding project implementation and future...

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