Documentary film


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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The 16th edition of the Bovec Outdoor Film Festival will present 27 films with outdoor sports, nature, and ecology topics. We are proud to announce that Together for Lynx was selected to be one of nine Slovenian movies screened at the festival. From December 28 to 30, films, lectures, and other events will take place at the Stergulčeva House in Bovec. The programme with descriptions of the films is available on the BOFF website,...

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Today we premiered the new documentary Together for Lynx, which depicts the efforts of the LIFE Lynx project to save the  Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction. Together with the film, we also presented the new children’s books about lynx, »Huda risinja« and »Pogumni Maks«, by Slovenian writers Boštjan Gorenc Pižama and Desa Muck. “The film shows only part of the effort needed to revitalize a once extinct...

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We proudly present the trailer for the LIFE Lynx documentary film Together for Lynx – saving the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from another extinction. The LIFE Lynx project has brought 18 lynx from healthy populations in the Carpathian Mountains to Slovenia and Croatia, with an aim to introduce new genes in a highly inbreed Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population. The project has joined experts, conservationists, researchers, and...

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Today, on 2 March, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reintroduction of lynx to Dinaric Mountains, when hunters and foresters brought lynx back to Slovenian forests. The successful reintroduction, which resulted in an increase and expansion of the population beyond Slovenian borders, was followed by inbreeding due to the lack of connectivity with other lynx populations. The latter could lead to another extinction of the lynx in...

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After Ludvík Kunc left us forever last year, his friend and exceptional man, a lynx expert Štefan Zatroch, passed away in the beginning of this year as well. Jakub Kubala, from the Slovak LIFE Lynx project team remembers Mr. Zatroch with these words: It was a great honor for me that we have become a part of his exceptional life story (very nicely documented in a documentary film Hunters stories – The lynx Catchers His efforts and work...

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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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