Monitoring


As part of the LIFE Lynx project, we have so far released four animals into the Croatian part of the Dinaric Mts: lynx Doru, Alojzije, Pino and Emil. According to data from telemetry collars, only two lynx have been successfully integrated into the population. The lynx Alojzije has inhabited the area of ​​southern Velebit where he continuously circulates since May 2020, while the lynx Emil, released in May 2021, is still searching for...

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We began with the fourth season of systematic camera trapping in Slovenia. 50 hunting clubs and 5 state-owned hunting grounds collaborate in this year’s effort for lynx population survey and together with local hunters, we equipped 150 locations with camera traps. Each season represents a new challenge; even though we identified quite some locations where lynx is recorded each season, we still select many new locations for...

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In September project team members form ACDB and Slovenia Forest Service started with the preparatory work for the upcoming lynx capture season in Romania. “During one week of intensive field work we carried out inspections of the already established lynx capture sites and managed to setup one new box trap. On the locations where box traps were set up in previous seasons, we had to renew the barriers around the traps that make it...

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In the scope of the LIFE Lynx project’s assessment and selection of sites and lynx for live-capture from the Carpathian source population in Romania, ACDB prepared a mid-term report on the situation of the lynx population in the capture areas in Romania. The report, Monitoring of the Eurasian lynx in the Eastern Romanian Carpathians, presents the results of over 4 years of observations (2017-2021) carried out in different parts of the...

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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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So far, we have already released four animals to Slovenian part of the Dinaric Mountains; Goru, Catalin, Boris and Maks, and four animals to the Croatian part; Doru, Alojzije, Pino and Emil. In this first report on lynx releases, we present the status of the released lynxes and assess the successfulness of their integration into the existing Dinaric population. According to the available data, it seems that four lynxes have already...

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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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“Forest highway”

“Forest highway”


Posted - Jul 7, 2021

A mountain ridge above the Kolpa valley could also be called the »Forest highway«. This is one of the best locations for camera trapping in Slovenia. Many forest animals were photographed here, including the lynx. At least three different lynxes passed this location. We are analyzing this season’s camera trapping data! Final results of lynx monitoring in Slovenia in 2020/2021 will be available...

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Where is Emil?

Where is Emil?


Posted - Jun 2, 2021

Since his release by the mountain hut Apatišan in Croatia, lynx Emil crossed the National Park Northern Velebit and made a short stop by the sea. Shortly after, he looked again for a forest cover and he is now back in the Nature Park Velebit.

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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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We received the first data from the telemetry collars of Tris, Julija, Lenka, Zois and Aida, five lynxes released in Gorenjska region at the end of April this year. All of them stayed in the area of the region where released them. Lenka and Julija stayed together in Triglav National Park, Tris moved a little bit to the south, but also stayed on the Pokljuka plateau. Zois and Aida also stayed in the area of release, and moved a bit...

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