Monitoring


Mišo, a transnational lynx

Mišo, a transnational lynx


Posted - Aug 13, 2019

We have been monitoring the male lynx Mišo since February 2018, when a Croatian hunter Mihajlo Kovačević captured him on camera at a wild boar feeding facility near Gomirje. After that, we repeatedly photographed Mišo using our camera traps in Gorski Kotar. In December 2018, Mišo was photographed three times in Slovenia in Snežnik area, about 65 km away from the area in Croatia where we recorded it for the first time. Male lynx like...

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For the first time, systematic lynx monitoring with camera traps was conducted in Slovenian Dinaric mountains. Monitoring lasted from August 2018 to April 2019 in the scope of three different projects. Collaboration of hunters was essential for a successful implementation of the monitoring; together with 63 hunters from 35 hunting grounds we set up 191 camera traps! The cameras recorded lynx at 34 locations in 14 hunting grounds. They...

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We radio collared a female lynx

We radio collared a female lynx


Posted - Apr 23, 2019

On Friday, April 19th, our project team from Department of Biology (UL) successfully captured an adult female lynx from remnant Dinaric population in Slovenia. The female, named Teja, was equipped with GPS radio collar in a mountain area Mala gora, where she had been previously recorded on photo trap about month ago. In the coming year, we will be able to closely monitor the female’s movement by which she will also reveal whether she...

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On Friday 8.3.2019. in the village Crni lug, Vedran Slijepčević from the Faculty of Applied Sciences in Karlovac presented fresh results from the past year of camera trapping. He also anounced the release of the romanian lynx which will take place in the next few weeks. Among the big public, there was a great number of hunters who expressed their interest in project activities. We were especially flattered by the support of dr. sc....

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Have you ever heard the lynx call?

Have you ever heard the lynx call?


Posted - Mar 5, 2019

Our wildlife expert Vedran had set a large number of camera trap sin the Gorski Kotar region where he also found a location that looked like a lynx day bed. After a few months, his efforts were awarded! His camera trap recorded two different adult lynx visiting the location and one of them was a female with two cubs. One of the videos also recorded a spectacular footage of a lynx call. As the video was filmed in February (mating...

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During these winter months, project partners from Department of Forestry at Biotechnical Faculty and Slovenia Forest Service regularly conduct systematic winter snow trackings of the remnant lynx population in Slovenian forests. We search for lynx footprints across Notranjska and Kočevska regions and so far we have been able to locate lynx tracks on Mt. Snežnik, Javorniki, Racna gora, Hrušica, Stojna, Mala gora and Velika gora....

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We are happy to announce the photos of two adult lynxes and a cub from Kremen mountain (Croatia)! This confirmed the lynx presence in that area for the first time. Again, it wouldn’t be possible without the good cooperation with hunters who showed us the right locations for setting up camera...

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Genetic analysis of lynx samples

Genetic analysis of lynx samples


Posted - Nov 15, 2018

Coworkers in the field have collected many noninvasive genetic samples – scats, hair, urine in the snow, saliva from prey animals. In our genetic bank we also archive tissue samples from dead animals and buccal swab samples taken from collared animals. All these samples are in final stages of analysis. Sampling in the field still continues.

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Hair traps

Hair traps


Posted - Nov 14, 2018

Within the project we designed special hair traps, so that we could collect more genetic material of lynx. We prepared instructions on how to install hair traps and how to collect genetic material – hair. Hair trap is made of two parts: active coil spring and passive hair pad. A dedicated sampling kit was designed for each and prepared in Slovenian, Croatian and Italian language.  ...

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The monitoring of the lynx population with camera traps in Croatia and Slovenia is carried out within the A.3 action “Pre-reinforcement Survey of the Potential Release Sites and the Genetic and Demographic Status of Residual Lynx”. The Croatian project team from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb, Karlovac University of Applied Sciences and the Association BIOM, set a large network of camera traps in the lynx distribution...

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We received first photos from camera traps that we set in Slovenian forests.  In august we started with intensive monitoring, and until now we have set almost 100 cameras. Hopefully we will get many more pictures or videos as good as these first ones from Kočevska region. https://www.lifelynx.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Kočevsko__00001-1.mp4  ...

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