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Long term conservation of lynx populations strongly depends on how people perceive lynx and how they support their conservation. In order to gain trust and local community support for the activities planned within the project, we aim to establish so called “local consultative groups” in which different interests of local community can be represented and consulted among themselves and the project group. On 13th December 2018, 1st local...

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The documentary film “Path of the Lynx”, directed by Gregor Šubica and Seth Wilson, passed the selection of the 12th edition of the Smaragd Eco Movie Festival (SEFF). It has been selected in the competition of 153 films around the world. The film was filmed as part of the LIFE Lynx project and brings discussions with key people from Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia who participated in the reitroduction of lynx on the Dinaric...

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Setting box traps in Romania

Setting box traps in Romania


Posted on Dec 18, 2018

For the last two weeks partners from Slovenia Forest Service, Department for Forestry and Progetto Lince Italia were helping the Romanian ACDB team and local hunters in setting box traps for capturing lynx. We managed to set 9 traps already, and we plan to set 4 more till the end of this year. In the beginning of January we will activate the traps and start with capturing lynx for translocation. Hopefully we will be successful and...

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Lynx quarantine in Romania is ready

Lynx quarantine in Romania is ready


Posted on Dec 16, 2018

We’ve been busy with preparations for lynx capturing in Romania. It is important to have a good quarantine environment for the lynx, that’s why we made sure that the quarantine is top quality. Three-part quarantine is now ready for lynx. Wish us luck with the capturing.

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LIFE Lynx on AlJazeera

LIFE Lynx on AlJazeera


Posted on Dec 9, 2018

Reportage about research of Balkan lynx population was broadcasted on AlJazeera Balkans. They also talked to representative of our project from Croatia Magda Sindičić about the threats to the future of small and isolated lynx...

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The town of Senj, in cooperation with the National Park North Velebit, marked the 16th International Mountain Day with a full day program in the village Krasno. At this year’s edition, doc.dr.sc. Magda Sindičić from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb, presented the LIFE Lynx project and related activities in the area of Velebit Mountain. After her lecture titled “The Path of Lynx”, a projection of the LIFE...

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We are happy to announce the photos of two adult lynxes and a cub from Kremen mountain (Croatia)! This confirmed the lynx presence in that area for the first time. Again, it wouldn’t be possible without the good cooperation with hunters who showed us the right locations for setting up camera...

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An important step in saving the lynx population of Slovenia, Croatia and Italy was made today when the Romanian National Forest Administration – Romsilva has become an official collaborator of the European project LIFE Lynx, coordinated by the Slovenia Forest Service. The LIFE Lynx project is supported by Romanian Ministry of Environment, which facilitates the implementation of the European project activities in Romania....

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On the first weekend of December, the Croatian project team went on a field trip to Sv. Rok in Lika region with their co-workers from the Velebit Nature Park. On Sunday they were joined by the RTL.hr reporting team who wanted to present the work behind the LIFE Lynx project to the public. Although the coverage transmitted that the presence of lynx in southern Velebit had just been discovered, we would like to correct this information...

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Visit from the head of LIFE programme

Visit from the head of LIFE programme


Posted on Nov 30, 2018

The Head of the LIFE Programme at the European Commission, Mr Angelo Salsi, visited Slovenia on 26th and 27th of November. The visit was organized by the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning. Mr Salsi visited some of the most interesting and successful LIFE projects currently taking place in Slovenia, including the LIFE Lynx project. In the field, we briefly introduced him key project topics, then we watched the film Path...

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Path of the Slovak lynx

Path of the Slovak lynx


Posted on Nov 30, 2018

On Friday, November 16th 2018, the National Zoological Garden Bojnice hosted an international conference „Path of the Slovak lynx“. Representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions participated at the event.  Jakub Kubala and Branislav Tám from ZOO Bojnice presented information on the current state of the lynx population in the Slovak Carpathians, international conservation and management of the lynx. Furthermore,...

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