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News about the lynx Doru

News about the lynx Doru


Posted - May 24, 2019

Since the release of Doru in the NP Risnjak until today, we have collected 52 positions fixed by the GPS collar. After the release, Doru stayed in the area of the national park for a few days and then he decided to move and discover a bigger area. Because of the clustered fixes we received from the collar, we managed to suspect on a kill site on the mountain Platak and locate it. We successfully reached the location, set up a camera...

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On Tuesday, 16. April 2019, 130 gamekeepers attended an educational seminar, organised by the Hunters Association of Slovenia in Celje. We presented LIFE Lynx project, ecology, biology, the history of the lynx population in Slovenia, the condition of the Dinaric-Southeasteren lynx population nowadays and monitoring methods. To effectively detect and prevent the illegal killing of wildlife, it is essential to educate and cooperate with...

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Today in the Zlatorog Gallery, at the Hunters Association of Slovenia, a press conference about preventing the illegal killing of lynx and other wildlife was held. For the successful implementation of the LIFE Lynx project and the preservation of the endangered lynx population in the area of Slovenia and Croatia, translocation of a new lynx from the Carpathians as well as prevention, reduction, supervision and sanctioning of illegal...

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Experts from LIFE Lynx took part in educational seminar for spatial planners that was organized by LIFE DINALP BEAR project in April. Participants learned about behavioral characteristics of lynx and habitats critical for lynx conservation in Slovenia. As lynx generally avoids anthropogenic disturbances, habitat fragmentation represents a big threat. This makes preservation of habitat connectivity even more crucial. Slovenia currently...

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At the 11th International Fair of Hunting and Fishing, held between April 12th and 14th in Gornja Radgona, LIFE Lynx project was presented by the Hunting Association of Slovenia as one of the partners of the project. Visitors of the fair were acquainted with the information on the LIFE Lynx project and the process of moving lynxes Goru and Doru from Romania into Slovenia and Croatia. We presented ecology, biology, the history of the...

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Lynx Goru was released into the wild

Lynx Goru was released into the wild


Posted - May 14, 2019

Today Slovenian hunters from Loški Potok released a lynx named Goru into the wild. Goru was transferred from Romania to Slovenia on April 26th and was placed in an enclosure in Loški Potok, where he adjusted to his new environment, a procedure known as a soft release. During the adjustment, he was cared for by local hunters from Loški Potok hunting club, a veterinarian and Slovenian LIFE Lynx project team members. This soft release...

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Lynx Goru arrived in Slovenia on April 26th and is currently adjusting to his new environment in quarantine enclosure in Loški Potok. He is taken care of by local hunters, veterinary and Slovenian LIFE Lynx project team. With this method of release ( so called “soft release”) we will reduce the chances that lynx will move away from the release site after the period spent in the release enclosure and allow lynx to become...

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Doru, a four-year-old male lynx from the Carpathian mountains in Romania, was released in the Risnjak National Park on Saturday morning. It is the first out of the four lynxes to be settled in Croatia as part of the LIFE Lynx project. Doru weights twenty-one kilograms and was caught in late February in the Romanian forests. The Association for Biological Diversity (ACDB) was in charge of the catching and handling the lynx. For that...

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Goru arrived in Slovenia

Goru arrived in Slovenia


Posted - Apr 26, 2019

Lynx Goru arrived today to his quarantine enclosure in Slovenia. This is the first lynx to save the Dinaric- SE alpine lynx population from extinction. The transport of the lynx was done by an experienced team for live animal transfer from ZOO Ljubljana and Slovenia Forest Service team members. The trip went without any trouble, and the lynx is now already settled in his temporary home in Loški Potok. During the quarantine, local...

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We got the results from the laboratories and we are happy to say that Goru and Doru tested negative for parvovirosis! The test was repeated on three samples from each lynx. We can now be sure that Doru in not shedding the virus anymore and that he is ready for transport to Croatia! Goru luckily did not catch the disease, which means he can safely travel to Slovenia. In the next few days, we will organize the transport for both lynxes,...

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Networking with other projects

Networking with other projects


Posted - Apr 24, 2019

Sharing information between institutions and projects is important for successful implementation of any project. In the past week we hosted different projects and employees from various institutions from Germany, Romania, Czech Republic and Spain. The purpose of the visit was to show our work on large carnivores and coexistance solutions that we have implemented in different projects. LIFE Lynx, LIFE DINALP BEAR, 3Lynx and Wolf...

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