Monitoring


Lukaš was the last lynx released in the Gorenjska region within the LIFE Lynx project. The purpose of his release into the forests of Jelovica in the middle of April was to join the female Aida after Zois’ disappearance. However, Lukaš chose a different path and headed towards the Karavanke Mountains. Later on it seemed that he had settled in the area between Karavanke and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, where he stayed for about four months....

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Recapture of lynx Lenka

Recapture of lynx Lenka


Posted - Nov 27, 2023

We started the last lynx live-capturing season in Slovenia for the purpose of telemetry monitoring. Just three days after setting 5 traps in the region, a trap was triggered in the hunting ground of LD Nomenj Gorjuše, in which the lynx Lenka was captured. She is one of the three lynxes, released in the area of Pokljuka in 2021. Unfortunately, shortly after the release in 2021, her telemetry collar stopped working, but we kept...

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Ljubljana – Trieste highway in Slovenia has been long recognized as a strong barrier for wildlife passing between the Dinaric Mountains and the South Eastern Alps, including the lynx. While habitat suitability for lynx is high at both sides of the highway, the infrastructure represents a serious barrier for lynx to cross as it has no wildlife crossing structures. However, to everyone’s surprise, one of the translocated lynx,...

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Telemetry data on our resident and translocated lynx, provided by animal-borne telemetry collars, is a valuable source of information on lynx movements, space use, and activity. Telemetry data of the lynx, monitored during our project, are now also available on the project’s MBase online viewer. For example, telemetry data on the translocated lynx Catalin over the last three years shows us how Catalin uses space, corridors and...

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A local hunter sent us a video of a female lynx with three playful kittens. Our team recognized her as a resident female lynx, offspring of Romanian lynx Goru and local female Teja. She was born in 2020, in the same year as lynx Niko, and later on established her territory in the area of Mala Gora and Suha Krajina (Slovenia). From the camera trapping monitoring, we know that Goru is one of the most successful translocated lynx if not...

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During the lynx monitoring in Slovenia, we have recorded lynx more than a thousand times with automatic cameras. The photos are used to identify individual lynx, which in turn helps us to determine how many lynx are living in Slovenia. Photo-trap images are also usually the first to tell us which female has how many cubs, or to uncover many new facts about life of the lynx. In order to display lynx images, we have therefore upgraded...

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On Friday, July 21, 2023, in the area of ​​the ‘Ričićko bilo’ hunting ground (Primorsko-goranska county, Croatia) the fourth and last resident male lynx was successfully captured and fitted with a satellite collar as part of the LIFE Lynx project. The lynx was named Slavko and we’ve known him since December 2021, when we first photographed him with camera-traps. At the end of August, the first data from his collar...

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Lynx Kras was released in the Plitvice Lakes National Park on March 25, 2023. He arrived from Romania as the 6th and the last lynx that was released in Croatia in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project with a mission to increase the genetic diversity of Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population. After the release, Kras made a short stop at the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and then returned to Plitvice. In the mid-April he went on a trip to...

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Lynxes reproduce once a year and kittens are born in late May and during July. On camera traps we start capturing them from the late summer, early autumn. As this period of the year is approaching, we made an overview of lynx reproduction in Croatia in the past season. Season 2022-23 started fantastic. Already on July 18, 2022 we got our first photograph of lynx kittens. Female Eva was captured on marking spot near Crni Lug with two...

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The last lynx, translocated and released in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project was Sneška. She is an adult female, captured in Slovakia and released in forests of Snežnik Mountain, hence the name, Sneška, given to her by the members of Local Consultative Groups. After the release, Sneška explored the area between Loški Potok and Ribnica, around Velika gora but left it after about two months, headed north and is now moving in the area...

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On Tuesday June 13 2023, the fifth (last) lynx in the ULyCA2 (Urgent Lynx Conservation Actions) project was released in the Tarvisio forest. Attempts to return the lynx to the Italian Julian Alps date back to 1975, when Italians relocated two lynxes in Gran Paradiso National Park, but unfortunately the relocation was unsuccessful. In 2013 members of Progetto Lince Italia launched the ULyCA project in the framework of which in 2014 two...

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