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Genetic analysis of lynx samples

Genetic analysis of lynx samples


Posted on Nov 15, 2018

Coworkers in the field have collected many noninvasive genetic samples – scats, hair, urine in the snow, saliva from prey animals. In our genetic bank we also archive tissue samples from dead animals and buccal swab samples taken from collared animals. All these samples are in final stages of analysis. Sampling in the field still continues.

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Hair traps

Hair traps


Posted on Nov 14, 2018

Within the project we designed special hair traps, so that we could collect more genetic material of lynx. We prepared instructions on how to install hair traps and how to collect genetic material – hair. Hair trap is made of two parts: active coil spring and passive hair pad. A dedicated sampling kit was designed for each and prepared in Slovenian, Croatian and Italian language.  ...

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Lynx enclosure is ready!

Lynx enclosure is ready!


Posted on Nov 13, 2018

We are getting ready for the first translocated lynx. If our Romanian and Slovakian partners are successful at capturing, the firs lynx should come to Slovenia and Croatia in the beginning of the next year. We prepared a special enclosure for quarantine before the release. First such enclosure was set up in the area of hunting club Loški Potok in close collaboration with local hunters. These hunters will be also responsible for...

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LIFE Lynx project team has defined main indicators important for assessing impacts of project actions on local economy, local communities and ecosystem services. List of project indicators is available here. Project team will carry out overall systematic assessment of the agreed indicators on a yearly basis and discuss the results and their implications for project implementation. Measuring, evaluating and clearly demonstrating the...

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In the middle of April, a three day international workshop was organized in Ljubljana in the frame of LIFE DINALP BEAR and LIFE Lynx. The  goal of the workshop was to share experience and identify best practices for communication activities in large carnivore conservation and management across Europe and from North America as well as challenges and opportunities in working with different key stakeholder groups. On the last day,...

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The report titled, “Lessons Learned from Past Reintroduction and Translocation Efforts with an Emphasis on Carnivores” is completed. The report synthesizes important lessons from biological and social factors from historic mammalian translocation efforts. The report relied on peer-reviewed literature and specific case-studies that involved Eurasian lynx reintroductions and other large carnivores. The findings and lessons highlighted...

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We visited Palatinate Forest

We visited Palatinate Forest


Posted on Oct 18, 2018

From 8th to 12th October project team visited another EU LIFE project LIFE Luchs Pfarzerwald in Palatinate Forest (Germany), where project leader Sylvia Idelberger and her team are making efforts to reintroduce the lynx. The lynx in Palatinate Forest was extinct in 19th century, and teams from Stiftung Natur und Umwelt Rheinland – Pfalz and other project partners are now bringing it back. They started their work in 2015 and have...

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LIFE Lynx & Iberlince in Andalusia

LIFE Lynx & Iberlince in Andalusia


Posted on Oct 10, 2018

Representatives of Croatian Agency for environment and nature and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb visited Junta de Andalucia to learn about the implementation of LIFE Iberlince project “Recovery of the historical distribution for Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) in Spain and Portugal“ (LIFE10NAT/ES/570). Small and endangered Dinaric Eurasian lynx population is facing similar conservation and management problems as...

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The monitoring of the lynx population with camera traps in Croatia and Slovenia is carried out within the A.3 action “Pre-reinforcement Survey of the Potential Release Sites and the Genetic and Demographic Status of Residual Lynx”. The Croatian project team from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb, Karlovac University of Applied Sciences and the Association BIOM, set a large network of camera traps in the lynx distribution...

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On 28 September 2018 the Progetto Lince Italia was invited to present the lynx conservation actions and the LIFE Lynx project at the Biodiversity Conference in Rome that was organized by Carabinieri Forestali.  The audience was made up of students of elementary, middle and high schools, students of the Carabinieri officers school, representatives of the major Italian environmental organizations and the press. More than 250 people were...

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