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With the opening of schools after the release of the covid-19 restrictions, it is only time for activities that are slightly different from those on the screens. Thus, at the end of April and in May, we carried-out workshops for Young lynx guardians at the Slovenian primary schools of Dragotin Kette in Ilirska Bistrica, the primary school of 16th December in Mojstrana and Josip Vandot in Kranjska Gora. Pupils examined the skulls of...

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We share with you some International Lynx Day impressions from ZOO Ljubljana and Mašun Forest house where visitors learned more about lynx and other large carnivores. Through educational materials and lynx identification games children and their parents discovered how LIFE Lynx researchers help save the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx from extinction.

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Since 2018, by the 3Lynx project initiative, we are celebrating the International Lynx Day on June 11. This year many projects, organizations and other initiatives joined forces and prepared celebrations in seven European countries – Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, France, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Check on the interactive map that we prepared, which events and other activities are going on in your country.    ...

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During the project, the school from Krasno already participated in LIFE Lynx activities. We had a lecture and a workshop about lynx last year so this was a unique opportunity for them to see the lynx that will inhabit the area around their village in person. Many thanks to their parents and teachers for the support!...

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This year’s main event of the Forest Week was organized by Slovenia Forest Service on Mašun (Snežnik area) with the opening of the renovated forest educational trail and Forest House museum with a permanent exhibition on large carnivores. Both were prepared in the scope of an Interreg project Carnivora Dinarica, under the motto “Large carnivores co-create the best forests. Respect them! ” The exhibition and the forest trail teach...

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Where is Emil?

Where is Emil?


Posted - Jun 2, 2021

Since his release by the mountain hut Apatišan in Croatia, lynx Emil crossed the National Park Northern Velebit and made a short stop by the sea. Shortly after, he looked again for a forest cover and he is now back in the Nature Park Velebit.

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LIFE Lynx project team is closely monitoring how the five lynxes translocated to the Southern Alps in Slovenia are exploring their new environment. According to the latest data from their telemetry collars, Zois and Aida stayed in the broader area of Jelovica and Tris, Julija, and Lenka are exploring the Triglav National Park and other parts of the Pokljuka plateau. We also checked the situation in the field and we discovered that all...

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Tris – the largest measured lynx in Slovenia, Julija, and Lenka are now exploring their new home. Our cameras captured their release into the wild and we share it with you. Peter Prevc, LIFE Lynx project ambassador correctly assumes that lynx can jump very far. How far do you think a lynx can jump?...

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LIFE Lynx project team organized the 9th steering group meeting and the fourth project monitor visit. Both events were held online, but nonetheless the debate was very fruitful and continuation of the outstanding work on the LIFE Lynx project is ensured. Project monitor, Mr. Mitja Kaligarič, was happy with the project results so far and complemented the team on their good work, especially on communicating the project to the public....

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We received the first data from the telemetry collars of Tris, Julija, Lenka, Zois and Aida, five lynxes released in Gorenjska region at the end of April this year. All of them stayed in the area of the region where released them. Lenka and Julija stayed together in Triglav National Park, Tris moved a little bit to the south, but also stayed on the Pokljuka plateau. Zois and Aida also stayed in the area of release, and moved a bit...

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Nature Park Velebit has just become richer for one beautiful feline called Emil! Emil is the fourth lynx to be released in Croatia as part of the LIFE Lynx project, and the third that we are releasing on Velebit. Based on the data from the photo traps, we estimate that there are about 38 adult lynxes on Velebit, so we hope that Emil will not have any problems finding a partner. So far, a total of 13 lynx, ten males, and three females...

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