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Lynx updates from Romania

Lynx updates from Romania


Posted - Mar 25, 2019

It’s been almost a month since we captured our first lynx for translocation and two weeks later the second one. We couldn’t have wished for a better outcome than this; having two lynx released in Slovenia and Croatia this spring. Whole group has been occupied with activities regarding the reinforcement process and arranging a safe transfer of both lynxes to Slovenia and Croatia. Goru will be the first one to arrive and is now...

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LIFE Lynx project in numbers

LIFE Lynx project in numbers


Posted - Mar 22, 2019

Once a year LIFE Lynx project team is set to assess its project impacts on local economy, local communities and ecosystems services. The assessment is done through analysing and clearly presenting predefined project indicators. Results of the first such assessment are presented in a report while the most interesting figures are summarized in an infographics shown below. Click to enlarge the graphic....

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In the end of February, we conducted the first local consultative group meeting for Pivka, Postojna and Ilirska Bistrica inhabitants and organizations. At the meeting in Krpanov dom (Pivka), we presented LIFE Lynx activities, two Interreg ongoing projects from this area – Carnivora Dinarica and Nature & Wildlife, and consult about locally relevant topics such as agriculture and presence of large carnivores, opportunities for...

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LIFE Lynx in local school

LIFE Lynx in local school


Posted - Mar 13, 2019

Yesterday, on March 13, we held the first workshop for schoolchildren in the village Krasno. It is a small school with 25 children in the village that is surrounded by mountain Velebit, an important lynx habitat. We presented the facts about lynx biology and why the lynx is endangered in Croatia. The local nature park ranger, with whom we are cooperating, presented what we do with camera traps and we showed them photos and films of...

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German media interested in LIFE Lynx

German media interested in LIFE Lynx


Posted - Mar 13, 2019

While we were doing our regular field work this weekend, we were accompanied by Dirk Auer, a Berlin-based journalist. We are extremely pleased with the interest of foreign media for our project and delighted to share our experience with him, but also to have the opportunity to hear his experience from other areas. In addition to field work and browsing the lynx camera trap materials, Dirk had the opportunity to meet with a beautiful...

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U petak 8.3.2019. u Crnom lugu, Vedran Slijepčević s Veleučilišta u Karlovcu predstavio je najnovija saznanja o populaciji risa u Gorskom kotaru te je najavio skorašnje ispuštanje mužjaka uhvaćenog u Rumunjskoj. Među okupljenima je bio i veliki broj lovaca, od kojih su mnogi pokazali velik interes za uključivanje u rad na projektu. Posebno nam znači iskazana podrška dr. sc. Josipa Malnara, predsjednika Lovačkog saveza Primorsko...

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Members of LIFE Lynx project team regularly cooperate with other lynx projects in Europe. In this way we exchange experiences and data, which help us towards more successful conservation and research of the European lynx populations. These days Slovenian project team members from Dept. for Forestry, Biotechnical faculty joined colleagues from the Macedonian Ecological Society and National Park Mavrovo for fieldwork in the park. The...

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LIFE Lynx na RTL.hr-u

LIFE Lynx na RTL.hr-u


Posted - Mar 5, 2019

Yesterday, the news about the second lynx that was caught in Romania for translocation to Croatia, flooded the Croatian media. We are really happy and thankful for the positive atmosphere that the media is creating. The RTL crew made a special effort and put together a very nice and informative report which you can see on the link below.  

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Have you ever heard the lynx call?

Have you ever heard the lynx call?


Posted - Mar 5, 2019

Our wildlife expert Vedran had set a large number of camera trap sin the Gorski Kotar region where he also found a location that looked like a lynx day bed. After a few months, his efforts were awarded! His camera trap recorded two different adult lynx visiting the location and one of them was a female with two cubs. One of the videos also recorded a spectacular footage of a lynx call. As the video was filmed in February (mating...

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Shortly after catching the first lynx in Vrancea Mountains, another lynx joined Goru at the ACDB quarantine center. This male, about 4 years old, was captured on February 27, in the Subcarpathians area, within Pralea hunting unit, managed by our partner RNP Romsilva. This time, Adrian Titianu and Cătălin Ghionoiu from Direcția Silvică Bacău helped the ACDB-LIFE Lynx project team. Without them, we would have not been able to monitor...

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How Goru got his name

How Goru got his name


Posted - Feb 22, 2019

It’s been a week now, since we captured our first lynx in Romania. Goru is exploring his temporary home, eats and sleeps most of the time. The name Goru was given to him by our colleague Teresa. She was checking the box trap on the day when Goru was captured. She named him after a mountain peak Goru (1785 m) inside the Natural Park Putna Vrancea where the lynx was caught. It is a small nature reserve, a remote, beautiful and...

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