Monitoring


In the second half of December Slovenia Forest Service LIFE Lynx team visited Slovakian LIFE Lynx partner Technical University Zvolen (TUZ). The purpose of the visit was to start the first lynx capturing season in Slovakia. TUZ already acquired all the necessary permits for the capturing and translocation. The first box trap was repaired and activated in the area of Muranske Mountains. In the area of Vtačnik and Vepor Mountain, the...

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Our photo traps on Mala Gora captured these amazing photos of lynx Teja, her kitten and Goru. We are still waiting for genetic analyses to confirm the paternity of the kitten.  

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Lynx Teja and her kitten

Lynx Teja and her kitten


Posted - Dec 18, 2019

We have already reported the interesting meeting between the lynxes Teja and Goru immediately after his arrival in the territory of Teja. After the first meeting, the lynxes spent an unusually large amount of time together (almost a week) even though it was two months after the mating period, which is usually between late February and the middle of April. Detailed movement is presented in the following animation.     In the...

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Telemetry collars of Goru, Teja and Doru are still regularly sending information about their locations. These collars give us a tiny insight in the mysterious lives of Europe’s largest cats. Data from the collars enable us to find the best places for setting the camera traps, like predation sites. This time, we found remains of Goruˋs prey, a roe deer, and set a camera trap there. With the help of camera trapping videos we can observe...

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Prior to the start of the new camera trapping season, we prepared a report about the results of this activity in the previous year (2018/19). The cameras recorded at least 19 adult lynx in the Slovenian Dinaric Mountains. There were six females with juveniles, most of them captured on cameras in state’s special purpose hunting grounds. Moreover, two of the lynx that we identified in Slovenia were also recorded in Croatia,...

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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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