Hunters involvement


The Romania National Forest association – Romsilva is an official collaborator of the European project LIFE Lynx, coordinated by the Slovenia Forest Service, through which several lynxes from Romania will be captured and relocated in the Dinaric and Southern Eastern Alps to save lynx population in this area. At the headquarters of the National Forest Regia – Romsilva in Bucharest a working meeting took place on Thursday,...

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Update about lynxes from Gorenjska

Update about lynxes from Gorenjska


Posted - Aug 18, 2021

Since the release in late April 2021 in Gorenjska region, Slovenia, all lynxes are still present in the region; Zois and Aida on Jelovica and Tris, Julija and Lenka on Pokljuka plateau. On the map bellow, you can see their home ranges. It is very interesting that females in Pokljuka are still sharing the territories because lynxes are territorial against conspecifics of the same sex. Lynx Tris has been the biggest explorer so far, as...

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In Slovenia, summer time is dedicated to wrapping up the finalized season of camera trapping and preparing for the next one. In collaboration with hunters, we have surveyed lynx and other wildlife at 158 camera trapping locations within 49 hunting grounds between late August 2020 and early April 2021. We obtained more than 45.000 photos of wildlife, from which lynx was recorded on 359 photos at 45 different locations. We identified 22...

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With the opening of schools after the release of the covid-19 restrictions, it is only time for activities that are slightly different from those on the screens. Thus, at the end of April and in May, we carried-out workshops for Young lynx guardians at the Slovenian primary schools of Dragotin Kette in Ilirska Bistrica, the primary school of 16th December in Mojstrana and Josip Vandot in Kranjska Gora. Pupils examined the skulls of...

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LIFE Lynx project team is closely monitoring how the five lynxes translocated to the Southern Alps in Slovenia are exploring their new environment. According to the latest data from their telemetry collars, Zois and Aida stayed in the broader area of Jelovica and Tris, Julija, and Lenka are exploring the Triglav National Park and other parts of the Pokljuka plateau. We also checked the situation in the field and we discovered that all...

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About two weeks ago, a lynx couple, Zois and Aida were released in the forests of Bohinj Mountains. In this short video clip we captured some expressions of hunters, other locals and LIFE Lynx project team members after the release. The two lynxes are now exploring their new home. The first data we received from their telemetry collars show that they stayed together on the Jelovica...

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Today Triglav National Park got three new inhabitants, the Eurasian lynxes. Lenka and Julija came from Slovakia, and Tris from Romania, all with a mission to save the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction. The names of two lynxes are tightly connected to Triglav National Park. Lynx Tris was named as a combination of the names Triglav (the highest Slovenian mountain) and lynx (in Slovenian “ris”) and lynx Julija, got her...

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Today the first two lynxes, named Zois and Aida were released from the quarantine enclosure in Gorenjska region (North-West region of Slovenia). Together, nine lynxes were already released in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project in the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population. On Wednesday, April 28, three more will be released in Triglav National Park. Translocation of lynxes to Gorenjska region was a big challenge for the LIFE Lynx project...

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On a sunny Saturday morning, the enclosure on Pokljuka plateau got another two residents. Lenka and Julija, two adult Slovakian female lynxes joined lynx Tris in the quarantine enclosure. After a short period of adjusting all three of them will be released into nature. Triglav national park rangers and project staff welcomed the lynxes and here are some impressions from the arrival.  

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Last week another two lynxes arrived from Romania to Gorenjska (Slovenia). Lynx couple Zois and Aida are now adjusting to their new environment in quarantine enclosure on Jelovica plateau. Reactions of local hunters, the Major of Bohinj and LIFE Lynx project coordinator were captured on camera and we share them with you in this video...

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Two new lynxes – female Aida and male Zois arrived from Romania to Gorenjska this Saturday, April 17. The transport of the lynx was done by an experienced team for live animal transfer from ZOO Ljubljana and Slovenia Forest Service team members. The trip went without any trouble, and the lynxes are now already settled in their temporary home on Jelovica plateau, from where they will be release into nature. While the lynxes are...

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