Local consultative groups


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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The LIFE Lynx project is now almost at the finish line.  Project partners met in Slovenia for the last time to agree on the final outputs of the project. Project Monitor and representative of the biggest project co-financer, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Spatial Planning, agreed that the project achieved and even overachieved many of the goals set in the project proposal. Magda Sindičić, from Faculty for Veterinary Medicine...

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In the last two weeks, we combined the screening of the film “Together for lynx” with the annual meetings of the members of the Local Consultative Groups (LCGs). We regret that these were the last two meetings of this kind, but we were happy to be able to thank those who contributed to the project! In the Alps, we met at the Infocentre of the Triglav National Park in Bled, with whom we co-organised the event, and in the...

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Teachers are an important part of the Local Consultative Groups, and we are also working more actively with nine teachers through the Young Lynx Guardians programme. This programme is itself slowly coming to an end as the project draws to a close. At the press conference we asked these teachers to give us their views on why they decided to take part in the project and how it was received by their pupils and students. So here are the...

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Today another translocated lynx was released in the forests of Snežnik. She was named by the locals involved in Local Consultative Groups in Dinaric regions of Slovenia. As the general public had already named one of the previously monitored lynxes “Snežka” as part of the DinaRis project, this time we went with “Sneška” – since she is coming from Slovakia (in Slovenian “SlovaŠKA), where she was...

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Of course we can not play with real  lynxes, as they are shy wild animals. But we’ve found other ways to play with them. At the suggestion of teacher Anja Kokalj from Dob Primary School (Krtina Branch School), we have helped her prepare a collection of didactic games for children aged six to nine years. A handbook “Let’s play with the lynx” contains five suggestions for games. Some of them are played through...

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The support of local people plays a key role in the introduction of lynx. In the framework of the Local Consultative Groups, we organized a yearly gathering of the group members as a thank you for their cooperation. This time the event took place on Vodiška Mountain in Gorenjska, where one of the seven new LIFE Lynx information boards about the lynx are already in place. Firstly, the project coordinator, Rok Černe presented the plans...

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The support of the local inhabitants plays a key role in the introduction of the lynx. As part of the Local Consultative Groups (LCG) annual meeting, we enabled the LCG members to see lynx Blisk, before its release into nature, to thank those involved for their cooperation. On Friday, May 13, we travelled, together with the local inhabitants involved in the project, from the Loška Dolina and Pivka region to Snežnik to see the Blisk...

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Last week, on Friday, May 20, 2022, we held a meeting of the Local Consultative Group “Gorski Kotar” in the premises of the Risnjak National Park. The aim of the meeting was to gather again the representatives of the local community interested in the activities of the LIFE Lynx project, but also the wider issue of lynx management in Croatia and share the results achieved so far within the project. The lecture itself was...

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Over the past two weeks, meetings have been held with local residents interested in or affected by lynx-related topics. All of them can join the so-called Local Consultative Groups (LCG) that we have set up in the scope of our project. We have five such groups in Slovenia – LCG Kočevsko, LCG Pivško, LGC Loška Dolina and Loški Potok, LCG Gorenjska and North Primorska, and in the Cerknica area, we have joined the LIFE Stržen...

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Slovenia has a new educational trail, dedicated to the lynx. On Friday, September 24, 2021, an opening event and a press conference were held in Kočevje at the mountain hut »Koča pri Jelenovem studencu« where the Lynx educational trail is located.  With the help of an animated character – lynx named Mala, the visitor learns interesting facts about behavior and biology of the largest European wild cat – the Eurasian lynx. Giving...

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