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Last week another two lynxes arrived from Romania to Gorenjska (Slovenia). Lynx couple Zois and Aida are now adjusting to their new environment in quarantine enclosure on Jelovica plateau. Reactions of local hunters, the Major of Bohinj and LIFE Lynx project coordinator were captured on camera and we share them with you in this video...

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Two new lynxes – female Aida and male Zois arrived from Romania to Gorenjska this Saturday, April 17. 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 lynxes are now already settled in their temporary home on Jelovica plateau, from where they will be release into nature. While the lynxes are...

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Slovenian hunters voted for naming the Romanian lynx that is coming to Gorenjska (Slovenia). More than 500 participants choose their favorites from five names: Boris I., Maršal, Noris, Roman and Zois, proposed by local hunting clubs from Gorenjska.  The results of the voting were very tight, with about one third of the votes, the name Zois won the contest. The name was given after Sigmund Zois, an 18th century Slovenian nobleman and...

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Next important step in the LIFE Lynx project is to improve population connectivity for lynx by increasing the chances of natural gene flow inside the population and improving chances of connecting Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population to other populations in the Alps. For that purpose it is important to bring back the lynx in the SE Alps and create a population “stepping stone” to generate a new population nucleus further west of the...

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In the forest of Mašun on the foot of Snežnik mountain, we held a lecture for students of Conservation Biology program at University of Primorska. We followed the new educational trail »Mašun« and made stops at interesting features for describing the key roles that lynx plays in the ecosystem as an apex predator. We referred also to other large carnivores (wolf, bear) that are a part of the Dinaric forest ecosystem to explain their...

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For achieving our main project goal – rescuing the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction, we have already translocated seven lynxes from the Carpathians to the Dinarics in the years 2019-2020, where five animals came from Romania and two from Slovakia. Out of those seven animals, we are still monitoring five, as two collars stopped working. Here we present the status of the translocated lynxes we monitored during this...

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Good news are coming from Slovakian LIFE Lynx team. On March 18, they successfully captured another female lynx for translocation. The lynx was captured in the Vtáčnik Mountains area, is about 5-6 years old, has about 15 kg and is in good health condition. Name Lenka was given to her by the Slovakian LIFE Lynx team. According to the LIFE Lynx translocations plan, both female lynxes captured in Slovakia this year will be translocated...

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Dear LIFE Lynx followers, fresh from the printers and on our webpage you can check out our second LIFE Lynx project bulletin. In the year 2020, the LIFE Lynx project reached a halfway point and we are reflecting on our achievements, especially those we are most proud of. In Focus, you can discover how the teams from each of the five project countries are working towards our common objectives, each in its own unique way. Our main goal...

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In the beginning of March 2021, a female lynx Petra was captured in Kočevsko and equipped with GPS-collar. After few weeks, first results from the telemetry tracking are now available. We found out that Petra is still accompanied with a kitten born in 2020 and that she is hunting successfully. We have set cameras at one of her last kill sites and we recorded Petra feeding on roe deer. When she finished feeding, her kitten arrived and...

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On March 20, LIFE Lynx project researchers fitted with a telemetry collar another resident female lynx from Slovenia. The lynx looked healthy, but after sedation, the veterinarian noticed she has serious heart problems (heart murmur). After the lynx was fitted with a collar, she woke up from the anesthesia, but unfortunately died two days after. The body of the lynx was taken to the Veterinary authorities for an autopsy. Research from...

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Choosing a name for a lynx can be a complex process. Romanian team had the opportunity to name the first female lynx captured in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project and here is how they chose it. Teodora Sin from ACDB  “Choosing the name was not easy, as we all came up with different ideas and we were not willing to give them up easily.  Our team members suggested different names as Carpathina, Feleena, Victoria, Dava, Néa, and...

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