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Lynx dating

Lynx dating


Posted - Jul 22, 2019

It looks like that our Romanian male lynx Goru has found his territory on Mala gora and maybe also his mate. He met a female lynx Teja, and it looks like they have met more than once. Their radio collar data shows that they first met on June the 1st, that is the first day Goru entered Teja’s territory. Their locations show that they’ve spent 3 days close to one another. Their second “date” was just after 4 days, when again...

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Janez Čop, biologist and hunter, was the head of Hunting Department of the Slovenian Institute for Forestry and Timber Economy (today Slovenian Forestry Institute) and one of major players in lynx reintroduction in Slovenia in 1973. After the lynx reintroduction, he carefully monitored their dispersal and presented his findings in scientific literature and at international symposiums, which brought the story of a successful lynx...

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During late May and early June our team hiked for almost 100km of mountain routes, from Mašun to Babno Polje in Slovenia, and from Prezid to Crni Lug in Croatia. Our hiking routes marked the beginning of the “Lynx walk”, a thematic guide for mountaineers and nature lovers. “Lynx walk” will bring a unique nature feeling and re-tell a story of the lynx, its ecology, and specifics on Dinaric population. Thematic...

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To engage art-oriented people in lynx conservation, art workshop will be organized, from August 30th to September 1st, at the Tourism Jure in Dolenje poljane (Stari trg pri Ložu). Artwork will be created in the heart of nature, under the supervision of the academic painter, Karmen Bajec.  Participants will learn how to design animal figures and paint motifs from nature, while at the same time members of the project team will give...

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In the last two months, we’ve implemented several successful project activities such as translocation of two lynx from Romania to Dinaric forests. Together with hunters, we’ve collected video materials of lynx presence in Dinaric forests. In order to involve and share this experience, and consult about project activities and results with local inhabitants, we’ve implemented the second circle of local consultative...

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Goru and Doru, the first two of 14 lynx that will be included in the Dinaric- SE Alpine lynx population in the scope of LIFE Lynx project are exploring their new environment. Both are equipped with radio collars, which send us information about their locations. Right now, both lynx are in Slovenia. Their paths haven’t crossed (yet), but they have managed to cross the Slovenian-Croatian national border a few times. This show how...

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Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Bucharest is a strong supporter of the LIFE Lynx project. On the occasion of the Statehood Day of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Ambassador Mihael Zupančič hosted a reception at Hilton Athenee Palace in Bucharest. His Excellency Ambassador in his speech mentioned the LIFE Lynx project as an example of good cooperation between Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Slovakia and Romania developed for...

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For the first time, systematic lynx monitoring with camera traps was conducted in Slovenian Dinaric mountains. Monitoring lasted from August 2018 to April 2019 in the scope of three different projects. Collaboration of hunters was essential for a successful implementation of the monitoring; together with 63 hunters from 35 hunting grounds we set up 191 camera traps! The cameras recorded lynx at 34 locations in 14 hunting grounds. They...

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FACE is the largest democratically representative body for hunters in the world and probably one of the largest European civil society organizations. They represent the interests of Europe’s 7 million hunters as an international non-profit non-governmental organization. FACE acknowledges that the Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is one of the most endangered large carnivore species in Europe, especially the small Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx...

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On Saturday, June 8, the Zagreb ZOO celebrated its 94th birthday and at the same time marked the International Lynx Day in cooperation with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and associations BIOM and WWF. Zoo visitors had the opportunity to find out more about the biology of lynx and why the population in the Dinaric Mountains is endangered. In addition, LIFE Lynx team from the faculty presented the equipment and the methodology for...

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Regional reinforcement plans

Regional reinforcement plans


Posted - Jun 3, 2019

Within the framework of A.4 project action, we prepared two Regional reinforcement plans for lynx, one for Slovenia and one for Croatia. The plans are written in national languages and are already in use in both countries. The main difference between them is the area they cover and the method of lynx releases (soft vs hard release). The Croatian plan covers the entire area of ​​releases, while the Slovenian covers the area of ​​the...

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