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News about lynx Emil

News about lynx Emil


Posted - Dec 3, 2021

Finally, after three long months we received data from the collar of lynx Emil! Emil was captured in Slovakia in February this year and was transported to Croatia in May. In cooperation with Nature Park Velebit, we released him on a meadow Apatišan near village Krasno. His movements are monitored with a collar that is using Iridium satellites to locate the animals and send us the data. The collar is programmed to send the data every...

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At the beginning of November, environmental activists from 12 countries met in Germany at the “European Climate Camp”, where Andrei Dinu, an ACDB representative of the Romanian LIFE Lynx team, proudly presented the biodiversity conservation initiative he’s part of – LIFE Lynx. In nine days of the European Climate Youth Camp 2021, young environmentalists and climate activists from Europe and Central America had the chance to connect...

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In the area of newly established stepping-stone population, the Slovenian Alps, we have set up camera traps for lynx monitoring for the first time ever this autumn. With local hunters from five hunting clubs and three districts of state-owned hunting ground which lays within the Triglav National park we set up camera traps at 20 different locations. Choosing suitable locations was a challenge for the experienced personnel as the Alps...

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Maks Konečnik, a professional hunter and forester, was closely associated with lynx. During his service at the State managed hunting ground Rog in Kočevje, he was one of the key players at the 1973 lynx reintroduction to Slovenia. Together with his wife Cilka, they took care of six lynxes, which were housed in a quarantine enclosure before being released into the wild. The reintroduction of lynx to Slovenia is still considered one of...

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In September, a representative of the Slovak LIFE Lynx project team from the Technical University in Zvolen, together with partners from the Bojnice National Zoo, implemented a working visit to Ukraine. The subject of the visit was the exchange of experiences with Ukrainian partners from WWF Ukraine and the University of Lviv, as well as the preparation and implementation of long-term systematic monitoring of the lynx and relevant...

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Exchanging knowledge is one of the moving forces of progress and it is the same when the topic is lynx conservation. In the middle of October, LIFE projects working with large carnivores from Slovenia and Italy (LIFE Lynx and LIFE WolfAlps EU) visited Andalusia. The purpose of the visit was meeting with one of the most successful lynx reinforcement projects in Europe – LIFE Iberlince projects that have already finished, and the...

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Niko is the offspring of the second litter of the resident lynx Teja and translocated lynx Goru. In December 2020, we already reported that Niko had left his mother’s home territory and started his journey towards independence. In mid-December 2020, he first moved about 15 km away to the eastern part of the Kočevski Rog. His movement pattern initially indicated that he would settle in this area, but in early April 2021 he moved...

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Lynx workshops at hunting camps

Lynx workshops at hunting camps


Posted - Oct 26, 2021

Members of the LIFE Lynx project team know that raising awareness of children about the lynx endangerment is very important for its long-term conservation. For this purpose, in July and August, we presented lynx to children as part of hunting camps in the Associations of Hunting Families from Brkinsko-Kraško area and Savinjsko-Kozjansko area. The children learned about the biology, ecology and endangerment of the lynx, the LIFE Lynx...

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As part of the LIFE Lynx project, we have so far released four animals into the Croatian part of the Dinaric Mts: lynx Doru, Alojzije, Pino and Emil. According to data from telemetry collars, only two lynx have been successfully integrated into the population. The lynx Alojzije has inhabited the area of ​​southern Velebit where he continuously circulates since May 2020, while the lynx Emil, released in May 2021, is still searching for...

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We began with the fourth season of systematic camera trapping in Slovenia. 51 hunting clubs and 6 state-owned hunting grounds collaborate in this year’s effort for lynx population survey and together with local hunters, we equipped 150 locations with camera traps. Each season represents a new challenge; even though we identified quite some locations where lynx is recorded each season, we still select many new locations for...

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In September project team members form ACDB and Slovenia Forest Service started with the preparatory work for the upcoming lynx capture season in Romania. “During one week of intensive field work we carried out inspections of the already established lynx capture sites and managed to setup one new box trap. On the locations where box traps were set up in previous seasons, we had to renew the barriers around the traps that make it...

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