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Part of the Slovenian and Croatian LIFE Lynx team has joined the ACDB project partner in Romania. The main purpose of the visit is to help set up box traps on a field and arrange for future captures and translocations of lynx from Romania to Slovenia and Croatia. In addition to setting new traps, a lot of time will also be spent to maintaining the locations of existing traps. In first days of the visit, we’ve set an extra box trap at...

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In present week, we carried out educational seminar, organized in the cooperation of Slovenia Forest Service and Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia. The topic of the seminar was livestock protection on pastures against large carnivores. Through the lectures on effective preventive measures, the participants, damage inspectors from Slovenia Forest Service and consultants from Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of...

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Telemetry collars of Goru, Teja and Doru are still regularly sending information about their locations. These collars give us a tiny insight in the mysterious lives of Europe’s largest cats. Data from the collars enable us to find the best places for setting the camera traps, like predation sites. This time, we found remains of Goruˋs prey, a roe deer, and set a camera trap there. With the help of camera trapping videos we can observe...

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Slovakian LIFE Lynx team is setting up camera traps to discover the best lynx capturing locations. They have put some of the box traps deactivated in the field and discovered that at least three different lynx have visited these locations. One of them was a collared adult male lynx they named Vlado, who passed by three different box-trapping sites. At one site he went right through the deactivated  box trap. Jakub Kubala from the...

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The Hunters Association of Slovenia, in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana and the Slovenian Forest Service, prepared lectures for hunters in the area of Regional Association of Hunting Clubs Gorenjska and Postojnsko-Bistriška Regional Association of Hunting Clubs. There were 21 participants present in Naklo and 19 in Pivka. We presented the biology and ecology of lynx, the reasons for their endangerment, the LIFE Lynx...

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In early October, an art colony was held at the home of the academic painter Brigita Požegar Mulej. Artists with the widest range of creative practices were invited. Members of the project team prepared lectures about our project and lynx biology for the participants, we watched the documentary Path of the Lynx, and went on a guided field trip together. On the field trip, typical spots for lynx marking, resting and den preparation...

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Genetic monitoring of lynx population is a key activity in the LIFE Lynx project. Even implemented at a lower scale in Romania we relay on the information from genetic monitoring to have a better understanding of the genetic structure of lynx in the Carpathians and to improve our approach on choosing the trapping sites. In the season 2018/2019 Romanian team gathered 47 samples, that were analyzed at genetics laboratory at Biotechnical...

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Art colony for lynx conservation

Art colony for lynx conservation


Posted - Nov 4, 2019

As part of the project, an art colony will be held in Radovljica in early October, at the home of academic painter Brigita Požegar Mulej. The colony participants will be introduced to the biology of the lynx, its habitat and the opportunities and challenges of large carnivore coexistence. Under the impression of new topics related to lynx conservation, participants will be working on their artwork as part of the colony until 8th of...

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During this week, our team started surveying of public attitudes toward the lynx. The survey is targeted at Lika and Gorski kotar, in Croatia, using the random adress selection methhod. Participants of the survey will remain annonymus. Questionnaires have been sent at the end of the last week, and are already being received by randomly picked participants. They are packed in white envelopes with the project logo, which also contains...

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Like any other project, we’ve developed a project graphic identity that combines key communication elements of this nature conservation project that involve different interest groups, from Slovenia and partners from other countries. Graphic identity together with co-financers was printed on promotional materials (T-shirts, blocks, caps, cotton bags, etc.), which are distributed to local residents from the area of current and...

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Postojnsko-Bistriška Regional Association of Hunting Clubs  organized two hunting camps for children in the Notranjska region in September. Hunting Association of Slovenia was invited to presented the LIFE Lynx project to the participants of the camps. For the sixth consecutive year a camps for primary school children were organized in this region. This year’s three-day camp, held by the Hunting club Pivka and two-day camp, held...

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