Documentary film


In Romania, lynx does not have just a day for celebration (International Lynx Day), but an entire festival. LYNX Festival aims at bridging the connection of people to nature through documentary films and photography, and its name was inspired by the emblematic feline and the hardships that the organizers faced to photograph this beautiful animal in the wilderness of the Carpathians. This year, the second edition of the festival...

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LIFE Lynx Layman’s report

LIFE Lynx Layman’s report


Posted - Apr 23, 2024

At the end of the LIFE Lynx project, we published a report summarizing the essence of the project – why and how we saved the lynx from extinction in the Dinaric Mountains and SE Alps. The report is primarily written for the general public and anyone who would like to learn about the key ideas and actions that have been implemented during the project. It shows the joint efforts of eleven project partners from five countries...

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Documentary film “Migration of cats from the Carpathians” was premiered on Tuesday April 16, 2024 in a movie theatre Forum in Zagreb. This event also marked the closure of LIFE Lynx project implementation in Croatia. Documentary film presents the efforts of Croatian team’s work in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project. It unveils a facet of the complex international collaboration required to rescue the endangered...

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The documentary film “Path of the Lynx” is a tribute to the hunters whose enthusiasm has made it possible for Europe’s largest cat to live on in our forests. While documentary “Together for Lynx” presents our project activities and efforts to stop another extinction of the Dinaric – SE Alpine lynx population. Both are available on our YouTube channel. And now we present to you a third documentary!...

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Today, we are celebrating World Rewilding Day, with a slogan “Hope into Action” to raise awareness about the benefits of nature conservation for wildlife, people, and the planet. The LIFE Lynx project has brought together experts, scientists, conservationists, hunters, and other local people from five European countries with a common goal – to save the Lynx from extinction. Their efforts are featured in the...

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Within the LIFE Lynx project we also focused on the future of the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population. On its own, the population remains too small to avoid the increase of inbreeding in the next decades, and will need gene flow from other populations, either naturally through establishment of a Dinaric – Alpine metapopulation, or assisted with translocations. We explored the impact of the translocations on the lynx population using...

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The LIFE Lynx project continues the work of hunters and foresters who brought back the lynx in Dinaric Mountains in 1973; their work is presented in our first film Path of the Lynx. Another extinction was threatening Lynx in Slovenia and Croatia. The main reason was inbreeding. LIFE Lynx project has joined experts, conservationists, researchers, and hunters from five European countries, with a common goal – to save the lynx from...

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Considering the programme of the Podnart Cultural Association, last Friday was a completely ordinary day – with a varied programme. We started with drawing; children drew lynx motifs and lynx patterns in the silhouettes and coloured sketches of the lynx. At the same time, they listened to a reading of the book “Mighty lynx” written by Boštjan Gorenc Pižama. After an enjoyable hour of drawing, several adults joined us. We watched...

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Together for Lynx was selected for screening at Slovenian movie festival – Festival gorniškega filma, member of International Alliance for Mountain Film, showcasing a rich selection of films about mountains. Our film will be screened on February 16 in Ljubljana and February 12 in Celje. Programme is available here: https://gorniski.si/dogodki/together-for-lynx/ In December, the audience of Bovec Outdoor Film Festival (BOFF) selected...

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With a previously developed cross-cultural exchange history, the connection between the University of Montana and the LIFE Lynx project goes on. The Romanian team colleague Andrei Dinu is now studying at this University and has embraced the opportunity to share the story of our project with his colleagues and professors. Besides the casual conversations on and off campus throughout the semester, the key lessons and existing challenges...

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In November, our film Together for Lynx  was also brought to Ilirska Bistrica, where we joined forces with the local Municipality and  Dragotin Kette Primary School to organise a film event with a school play. First we watched two short films made by Dragotin Kette Primary School’s Young Lynx Guardians . They filmed different forest animals with the LIFE Lynx  camera traps, which they then compiled  into likeable videos:...

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