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Lynx Klif has a new collar

Lynx Klif has a new collar


Posted - Sep 9, 2022

On August 18, the LIFE Lynx project team had successfully recaptured and replaced a telemetry collar on remnant male lynx Klif on the cliffs above Kolpa River. Capture and sedation was led by the project team from Department of Forestry from Biotechnical faculty and ZOO Ljubljana. Klif was in very good health condition and looked physically fit. He gained 1.5 kg since the previous capture and now weighs 24.5 kg. He shares a territory...

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The camera trapping survey in Slovenia between 2021 and 2022 was a record year in terms of the area covered and the amount of data collected. The survey extended from Dinarics to the Alpine area, involving 57 hunting grounds in camera trapping. 318 lynx events were detected at 71 out of 173 locations in total, which is 100 more detections than one season earlier. A minimum of 30 adult animals were identified from the photos. This...

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A translocated lynx Goru and a resident lynx Teja have had several litters so far. Their first offspring is lynx Mala, from the next litter we have telemetry-collared lynx Niko, and from the third litter we have telemetry-collared lynxes Valentina and Neža. Here is an update what is happening with them. After the photos from camera traps and the genetic analyses confirming the paternity of Goru, the female lynx Mala was good news for...

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With an aim to confirm the presence of lynx with malfunctioning telemetry collars; Tris, Lenka and Zois, camera trapping in Gorenjska started already in July. Besides, August is the month when females with kittens increase their movement rates and replace breastfeeding with feeding with natural prey. That makes them possible to record on camera traps. After a month of camera trapping, we were more than successful; we managed to record...

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Bohinj Municipalty is very familiar with nature conservation, since about 66% of its area lays in Triglav National Park and 82% is included in Natura 2000 Network. They recognized the work of local hunting club Nomenj – Gorjuše and their efforts in nature conservation, with an award for lynx reintroduction in the Alps. At the Municipality celebration, the mayor of Bohinj, Mr. Jože Sodja presented the awarded for special achievements...

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In the middle of May, we received a mortality signal from the GPS collar of lynx Neža, the offspring of the translocated lynx Goru and the resident lynx Teja. The project partners from the Biotechnical Faculty immediately went to the last location they received, from the collar. In the area of ​​the Struge na Dolenjskem Hunting Club, near a high-stand, they found a GPS-collar that had been visibly torn off by force. The incident was...

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The last lynx monitoring season (September 2021 – April 2022) in Slovenia was completed successfully. More than in any other year, lynx kittens were making an appearance in front of the cameras and we obtained high quality images from Menišija, Racna Gora, Mala Gora, Jelovica and Kočevska Reka. For the first time, a female with four cubs was recorded throughout the entire season; this is the resident female Petra, which has been...

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Together with the local hunters we set up 18 camera traps in the area of Jelovica and Pokljuka to find out what is the status of lynxes Tris, Lenka and Zois. Their GPS collars have stopped working in the past few months so we do not know exactly where the lynxes are. All three lynxes were recorded on our camera traps within the last camera trapping survey, but their whereabouts remain unknown since then. Camera traps will show us...

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The video footage shows a female lynx from the edge of Mala Gora: offspring of Teja and Goru from the 2020-2021 litter. As is common for females, she established her territory close to her mother’s, while her brother Niko, as a typical male, dispersed further away, to the border area between Bela Krajina (Slovenia) and Ravna Gora (Croatia). Video credit: Struge Hunting Club...

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We are happy to report the successful release of a 15th lynx that today, 14.6.2022, ran out to his new home on Velebit Mountain, near the town of Gospić, Croatia. The lynx named Lubomir was captured in the Slovak Carpathians, where he spent two months in the quarantine to make sure he arrived in Croatia healthy. The arrival of the lynx was welcomed by members of the Gospić handball team and representatives of the local community....

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In May, lynx Blisk was released in Slovenia’s forests of Snežnik. It was one of the fastest releases, as Blisk rapidly left the quarantine enclosure, where he was adapting to his new environment. The head of the LIFE Programme, Mr. Angelo Salsi witnessed the release and he escorted the lynx with these words:  “Protecting the environment today is the best investment you can do in terms of ensuring the right legacy for your kids.” Our...

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