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Public attitudes towards lynx

Public attitudes towards lynx


Posted - Apr 6, 2020

Understanding the attitudes of stakeholder groups is crucial in the conservation of large carnivores, with the opinions of urban residents, who are mostly very positive, often being of secondary importance, but it is necessary to acknowledge the opinions of the groups that are directly influenced by lynx presence or can have a significant impact in population management. In the opinion poll we wanted to include stakeholder groups that...

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Video – Release of lynx Catalin

Video – Release of lynx Catalin


Posted - Apr 3, 2020

While lynx Catalin is exploring his new home, you can watch a short video of his transfer to Slovenia and the release into Snežnik forests. Video credit: Kawka production, LIFE...

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Today a three-week quarantine ended for lynx Catalin. He is the second of at least ten lynx that will be released Slovenian nature in the next four years. Two lynx out of four were already released in Croatia. The last one was lynx Alojzije, who is now exploring Paklenica National Park. During Catalin’s quarantine in Slovenia, hunters from the State managed hunting ground Jelen were in charge of feeding and checking the lynx,...

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On March 21, 2020, researchers from Biotechnical faculty of Ljubljana successfully collared a resident male lynx. The lynx is a big one but, probably, due to efforts during the previous mating season, a little bit underweight. After the examination, we found out that we already know this lynx. It was Mihec, a lynx already collared in 2010. Back then he was a seven months old lynx from Snežnik area, weighing about 13 kg, now he is an...

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Lyxn Mala is getting independent

Lyxn Mala is getting independent


Posted - Mar 27, 2020

We already reported in January, that researchers from Biotechnical Faculty, successfully collared lynx Teja’s kitten Mala. Since then, we have been closely monitoring their movements. Unfortunately, Teja’s collar dropped off on February, 8 (as planned), so we got only 20 days of data from both collars simultaneously.  In that period, they have been moving close together all the time. On the graph, you can see that the daily...

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Lynx Alojzije exploring Paklenica NP

Lynx Alojzije exploring Paklenica NP


Posted - Mar 25, 2020

It has been 12 days since the release of lynx Alojzije in Velika Paklenica Canyon and we are very happy to announce that he is still within the boundaries of the National Park. On the map you can see his movements from release, March 13 . The last locations are near the Buljma Pass and indicate that he has successfully caught prey. Paklenica National Park also monitors the movement of two bears with telemetry collars, and it is...

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For successful lynx reinforcement we established systematic monitoring of the species in the Dinaric area, and its largest activity represents monitoring with automatic photo-traps. To a lesser extent, we carried out also genetic monitoring with hair-traps and snow tracking. In the frame of these activities, we collaborate tightly with hunters, the key stakeholders in the process of saving the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from...

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Forests are home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. The Eurasian lynx is a keystone species, with a big impact on biodiversity by controlling the dominance of other species. Without lynx, our forest would not be the same. With efforts to reinforce the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population, we are keeping a balance in the Dinaric...

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Goru went on an adventure

Goru went on an adventure


Posted - Mar 18, 2020

Lynx mating season has been in full swing for the last couple of weeks. It usually starts in mid-February and lasts until the end of March. In this period lynxes start to move around more often in search of a mate. As they increase their activity, they also start to vocalize more than usual. Especially males increase their calling, move a lot more and cover large areas, also outside of their territories. At the beginning of March, our...

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The latest inhabitant of Dinaric forests, which came from Romania, was named after a Croatian forester Alojzije Frković. Mr Frković was an exceptional man, who left tremendous contributions to monitoring of Dinaric lynx population and significantly improved Croatian hunting management. This is our way of symbolic appreciation. In this short film, his wife Zrinka Frković and close co-workers are talking about the life and work of Mr....

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Lynx translocation is a complex process and its success is influenced by many factors, including the acceptance of translocated lynx by the local people. The LIFE Lynx project members are very appreciative of those who are willing to join the Local Consultative Groups (LCGs), set up to improve engagement with the local public. In two years, nine presentations about the project and workshops with local stakeholders were carried out in...

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