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Job opportunity

Job opportunity


Posted - Sep 21, 2021

LIFE Lynx project partner Slovenia Forest Service, is searching for a new coworker. More information about the job application (in Slovenian). Public tender is open until October 4, 2021.  

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The Romania National Forest association – Romsilva is an official collaborator of the European project LIFE Lynx, coordinated by the Slovenia Forest Service, through which several lynxes from Romania will be captured and relocated in the Dinaric and Southern Eastern Alps to save lynx population in this area. At the headquarters of the National Forest Regia – Romsilva in Bucharest a working meeting took place on Thursday,...

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Where do lynx sleep?

Where do lynx sleep?


Posted - Sep 15, 2021

A research group from University in Ljubljana, Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources, came to interesting conclusions about lynx behavioral ecology, more precisely, about Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) day bed selection. Eurasian lynx is the largest felid representative in Europe with peak of activity in morning and evening/twilight. However, cats are known to rest and sleep a lot and, most often, they sleep during the day,...

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A 3-day outdoor painting workshop was held in Dolenje poljane at Tourism Jure, organized by the RDA Zeleni Kras. Participants were painting on the theme of the forest and its inhabitants under the guidance of the academic painter Karmen Bajec. The members of the project group prepared a lecture and a short field walk for the participants, thus bringing them closer to the secret life of a lynx, wolf and bear. We introduced them to the...

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We got first proof of lynx reproduction in Slovenian Alps. Two hikers from Gorenjska were extremely lucky and saw three lynx kittens and their mother Aida, while hiking in Jelovica plateau. They shared with us their experience and photos of the lynx kittens and their mother Aida: “It was a cold August morning, and we were headed hiking in Jelovica area. Fortunately, we skipped the morning coffee on Soriška planina and drove directly...

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Update about lynxes from Gorenjska

Update about lynxes from Gorenjska


Posted - Aug 18, 2021

Since the release in late April 2021 in Gorenjska region, Slovenia, all lynxes are still present in the region; Zois and Aida on Jelovica and Tris, Julija and Lenka on Pokljuka plateau. On the map bellow, you can see their home ranges. It is very interesting that females in Pokljuka are still sharing the territories because lynxes are territorial against conspecifics of the same sex. Lynx Tris has been the biggest explorer so far, as...

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So far, we have already released four animals to Slovenian part of the Dinaric Mountains; Goru, Catalin, Boris and Maks, and four animals to the Croatian part; Doru, Alojzije, Pino and Emil. In this first report on lynx releases, we present the status of the released lynxes and assess the successfulness of their integration into the existing Dinaric population. According to the available data, it seems that four lynxes have already...

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On Saturday, July 24, 2021 , a one-day painting workshop was held as part of the international Floating castle festival, under the mentorship of academic painter Karmen Bajec. Through photographs and discussion, project group members have presented the lynx to the workshop participants. The canvases soon came to life and attracted many festival participants who were interested in how many lynxes we have, where they live, why they are...

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Lynx Petra has four kittens!

Lynx Petra has four kittens!


Posted - Aug 4, 2021

Since the collaring of the resident female lynx Petra from Kočevsko, the project team has been closely following her movements. From camera-trap videos recorded in late spring, we noticed that she could be pregnant. Our assumptions were later confirmed in the field, when we found four kittens during the summer. Last year, Petra managed to raise one kitten to independence, which left her at the end of March. This year she gave birth to...

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In memoriam Ludvík Kunc (1934-2021)

In memoriam Ludvík Kunc (1934-2021)


Posted - Jul 29, 2021

Ludvík Kunc was a Czech zoologist, publicist and artist. He worked mostly with lynx but also with other large carnivores. He advocated the capture and delivery of live lynxes from Slovakia for translocations to several European countries as part of reintroduction programs in the 70s and 80s. As part of his work at the Ostrava Zoo, he provided quarantine and veterinary examinations for lynxes and mediated their delivery to the release...

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Art workshop Kingdom of the Lynx

Art workshop Kingdom of the Lynx


Posted - Jul 19, 2021

You are kindly invited to the art workshop of painting in nature under the guidance of the academic painter Karmen Bajec. The workshop will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in the park of Snežnik Castle and will be part of the 9th international festival of folk music, theaters, puppets and other visual arts, the Floating Castle. Participants of the art workshop will learn how to design animal figures and paint motifs from nature....

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