Local consultative groups


Lynx translocation is a complex process and its success is influenced by many factors, including the acceptance of translocated lynx by the local people. The LIFE Lynx project members are very appreciative of those who are willing to join the Local Consultative Groups (LCGs), set up to improve engagement with the local public. In two years, nine presentations about the project and workshops with local stakeholders were carried out in...

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Last week our project teams visited Posočje region, where we presented our latest project activities and the documentary film Path of the lynx. We organized this public event in collaboration with Triglav National Park regional office in Kobarid. Amongst other things, we invited local community from this region to participate in our project via Local consultative groups which we will establish in northwestern part of Slovenia. Through...

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On Wednesday, 18th December 2019, we attended the 5th meeting of the Project Council of Stakeholders organised by LIFE Stržen project at the headquarters of the Notranjska Regional Park. The meeting was attended by 19 representatives of different stakeholders (municipalities, agrarian communities, tourist stakeholders, local hunting and fishing clubs, the Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, DOPPS – BirdLife Slovenia, the...

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During 2018 and 2019, the project team in collaboration with numerous hunters, foresters and rangers, made great efforts to research the distribution of lynx in the area of ​​Lika and North Dalmatia. A large number of camera traps were regularly visited, data collected on lynx presence and genetic material for population monitoring. After intensive fieldwork and exceptional cooperation in the field, the efforts have also yielded...

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Lika and norhtern Dalmatia are the southest parts of the Croatia populated by the lynx. Public institutions for nature protection in these areas play an important role in research and lynx conservation of through LIFE Lynx project. Lynx reasearch and conservation is not supposed and can not be individual effort. A number of institutions and individuals who cooperate trough the project improve our work, make our results better, and our...

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In the last two months, we’ve implemented several successful project activities such as translocation of two lynx from Romania to Dinaric forests. Together with hunters, we’ve collected video materials of lynx presence in Dinaric forests. In order to involve and share this experience, and consult about project activities and results with local inhabitants, we’ve implemented the second circle of local consultative...

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The first meeting of the Local consultative group „Gorski kotar“ was held on Thursday, 28.03.2019, in Crni Lug, at the facilities of National park „Risnjak“ The first meeting gathered the representatives of local community, interested and engaged in LIFE Lynx project activities. The goal of the meeting was to present the current status of LIFE Lynx project and discuss the communication between project partners and local community, and...

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In the end of February, we conducted the first local consultative group meeting for Pivka, Postojna and Ilirska Bistrica inhabitants and organizations. At the meeting in Krpanov dom (Pivka), we presented LIFE Lynx activities, two Interreg ongoing projects from this area – Carnivora Dinarica and Nature & Wildlife, and consult about locally relevant topics such as agriculture and presence of large carnivores, opportunities for...

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On Monday, 11th February 2019, first local consulting group event for the area of Kočevje, Ribnica, Sodražica, Kostel and Osilnica municipality was organized. The event was held in Tourist complex Jezero in Kočevje where almost 40 individuals and organizations from different sectors of local communities (representatives of municipalities, local hunters, representatives of the agricultural, forestry and nature conservation government...

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Long term conservation of lynx populations strongly depends on how people perceive lynx and how they support their conservation. In order to gain trust and local community support for the activities planned within the project, we aim to establish so called “local consultative groups” in which different interests of local community can be represented and consulted among themselves and the project group. On 13th December 2018, 1st local...

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