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Bear vs. lynx

Bear vs. lynx


Posted - Oct 22, 2020

Bears are very effective scavengers, and Eurasian lynx rarely stand a chance when they come to usurp prey remains from them. Let alone, when they are outnumbered  one to five as in this case. You can read more about bears’ interactions with lynx in a scientific article by Miha Krofel and Klemen Jerina from Biotechnical Faculty Mind the cat: Conservation management of a protected dominant scavenger indirectly affects an...

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How big territory does a lynx need? Why are the lynxes useful? Do the lynx attack people? How does the project involve the broader public in the LIFE Lynx project?  You can find the answers in our new short and colorful handbook. The purpose of the newly published handbook is to gather in one place the information about lynx and our work within the LIFE Lynx project. Our aim was to make the manual reader-friendly, easily accessible,...

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At the beginning of October, we held a lecture and workshop about lynx and lynx introductions from the Carpathians at the Kočevje Gymnasium and Secondary School. The last part of the workshop was dedicated to role playing activity – a discussion where every student is assigned a role part of a different stakeholder and defends their position. The purpose of the role playing activity was for high school students to learn about...

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The jury has decided: the winner of the painting contest that was held during lock down 2020 is the painting of lynx hunting chamois by Igor Pičulin from Slovenia. The jury was composed of 2 members from the Artists for Nature Foundation, 2 members from Progetto Lince Italia and 2 Italian artists. Additionally the number of likes from both Facebook and Instagram were counted. A total of 12 artworks were chosen, one of them also from...

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Hunter Stories – Lynx the hunter

Hunter Stories – Lynx the hunter


Posted - Oct 5, 2020

In times when the Eurasian lynx is making a comeback in Europe, to the places where in the history he disappeared from, there is hope that hunters will continue to play a critical role in the conservation and long-term protection of this species. In this episode of Hunter Stories, we share what Slovenian hunters Maks Konečnik, Miha Marolt, Anton Marinčič, and Lado Bradač have to say about the Eurasian lynx – as a hunter. You can watch...

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Update about translocated lynx

Update about translocated lynx


Posted - Sep 24, 2020

Within the LIFE Lynx project, we translocated a total of seven lynx, all males, to Slovenia and Croatia. Out of five lynxes released this year, at least three have already established their territory.   GORU After last year’s release in Loški potok, Goru established his territory in ​​Mala gora area in the Kočevje region. He is still roaming this area today. He shares his territory with resident female lynx Teja, who had...

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Camera trapping in Slovenia revealed 20 adult lynx and two kittens being present in Slovenia between September 2019 and April 2020. Camera traps are used for systematic data collection on minimal number of adult lynx and the presence of kittens, as well as the sex and age structure of the population to some extent. During the second season of camera trapping, we have collaborated with 68 hunters and successfully obtained high-quality...

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The lynx outwitted the fox

The lynx outwitted the fox


Posted - Sep 4, 2020

Maks is a young lynx that was released in June this year in Snežnik forests and is currently establishing a territory in the Javorniki area. Since the release, he has managed to catch several roe deers, on the last census of his prey, we found out that this time he caught a fox. The diet of the lynx in the Dinaric Mountains is mostly based on ungulates, especially roe deer, but sometimes they also prey on red deer or chamois. In...

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Lynx Mala’s path to independence

Lynx Mala’s path to independence


Posted - Aug 25, 2020

In the last few months, we’ve been closely monitoring Teja’s and Mala’s activity. Till the end of April they were moving together all the time. Things started to change at the beginning of May when something triggered Mala’s dispersion. We believe that the reason for dispersion was Teja’s parturition since she’s been seen highly pregnant at the end of April. According to the timing of the telemetry data of Goru and Teja they have...

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Lynx movie night

Lynx movie night


Posted - Aug 10, 2020

We are always happy to respond to invitations for project presentations. This time, the invitation was a bit different. Alpine club Kočevje invited us to organize a lynx movie night. The scene was set at an idyllic location at Jelenov Studenec cottage. We have set the canvas under the mighty beech trees and presented five short movies about the lynx. Through documentary film series titled Hunter stories, we presented Lynx the hunter,...

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For the second year in a row LIFE Lynx organized a three-day art workshop Kingdom of the Lynx and the exhibition of works at Snežnik Castle. Eight participants from different art backgrounds sought inspiration for their work in learning about the life of a lynx. Art primarily addresses and explores the emotional side of the story of rescuing and protecting an endangered species, so we convey a message about the importance of lynx...

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