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Video – lynx Boris and his prey

Video – lynx Boris and his prey


Posted - Aug 5, 2020

We have some good news, young Romanian lynx Boris, released at the end of May in Loški potok, is now in Croatia, between Gerovo and Čabar. We managed to film him with our camera traps and we can see that he is in good health and hunting successfully. There is a high probability of him establishing a territory in that area.  There are though a few adult territorial males in this area, so establishing his territory will not be an easy...

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Searching for Pino

Searching for Pino


Posted - Aug 5, 2020

Lynx Pino was released on 30th May 2020 in Štirovača, the border of the National Park and Nature Park Northern Velebit. The GPS collar that was sending his locations regularly while quarantined, unfortunately, hasn’t sent any new data after the release. Velebit is scarcely covered with a mobile (GSM) network that is used for the collar to send the collected (GPS) locations. From the release, we were impatiently waiting for the data to...

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Goru got a new telemetry collar

Goru got a new telemetry collar


Posted - Jul 17, 2020

LIFE Lynx team successfully recaptured Goru and replaced his telemetry collar! Goru was translocated from Romania in 2019 and established his territory on Mala Gora in Kočevsko, Slovenia soon after his release in Loški Potok. He was the first lynx to be translocated to Slovenia to prevent the extinction of Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population and has already successfully passed his genes into the inbred population. His offspring, lynx...

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Alojzije on Southern Velebit

Alojzije on Southern Velebit


Posted - Jul 17, 2020

The camera trap that was set on the beautiful Majstorska mountain road on Velebit in cooperation with the Nature Park Velebit, captured a nice shot of the lynx Alojzije! In the meantime, we also got the latest data from his telemetry collar about his movement. Lojzek was captured in Romania and released in March in the National Park Paklenica. After he explored the beauties of Velebit, he settled on its southern part near Sveti...

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Video – Release of lynx Maks

Video – Release of lynx Maks


Posted - Jul 14, 2020

Lynx Maxs is already exploring his new home. His release was an exceptional experience for many, who are in one way or another involved with the LIFE Lynx project. We prepared a short video of this event.      ...

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Our second capturing & translocation season is behind us and we can proudly say it was very successful. A total of seven lynxes were translocated from Carpathian mountains to the Dinarics, all of them males. Five lynxes came from Romania – in 2019 Doru and Goru, in 2020 – Alojzije, Catalin, and Boris, while this year we also translocated the first two animals from Slovakia – Pino and Maks. Doru, Alojzije, and Pino were released in...

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Lynx Maks ran into Snežnik forests

Lynx Maks ran into Snežnik forests


Posted - Jun 23, 2020

On this beautiful summer day, we made another big step for saving the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction. Slovenian hunters, LIFE Lynx project team, and others involved in the project witnessed the release of lynx Maks into nature. Maks is the fourth lynx released in Slovenia, after Goru, Catalin, and Boris. Three lynxes, Doru, Alojzije, and Pino, were already released in Croatia. Lynx Maks is the first lynx that was...

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The LIFE Lynx project addresses various target groups to promote an understanding of the lynx conservation issues and challenges of coexistence with large carnivores. After the successful three-day art workshop Kingdom of the lynx 2019, another art workshop will be organized. The art workshop Kingdom of the lynx will take place between July 31 and August 2, 2020, in Loška Dolina and it is intended for beginners and experienced artists...

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The last lynx that will be released into nature this year was translocated from Slovakia at the beginning of June. Since then the lynx was adjusting to his new environment in a quarantine enclosure in Snežnik. In the meantime, Slovenian hunters have chosen a name for the lynx. After counting more than 460 votes, the winner was Maks. The name was given to honor a Slovenian professional hunter and forester, Maks Konečnik, who was taking...

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International Lynx Day 2020

International Lynx Day 2020


Posted - Jun 11, 2020

The International Lynx Day is celebrated on June 11 and is a collaborative initiative of the transboundary 3Lynx project with eleven project partners in five countries. Different public events and online screenings will be organized in Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic to raise awareness for the endangered species – the lynx. A map of all events is available online.  We invite you to celebrate this day! LIFE...

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We are happy to announce that in the past week Slovakian project team members successfully transferred two lynxes from Slovakia to Slovenia and Croatia. The first one – Pino was already released into nature in Northern Velebit on Saturday. The second one arrived in Slovenia today and was put in the quarantine enclosure in Snežnik. The lynx went through a successful rehabilitation in National ZOO Bojnice, Slovakia. Employees of...

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