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LIFE Lynx in local school

LIFE Lynx in local school


Posted - Mar 13, 2019

Yesterday, on March 13, we held the first workshop for schoolchildren in the village Krasno. It is a small school with 25 children in the village that is surrounded by mountain Velebit, an important lynx habitat. We presented the facts about lynx biology and why the lynx is endangered in Croatia. The local nature park ranger, with whom we are cooperating, presented what we do with camera traps and we showed them photos and films of...

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German media interested in LIFE Lynx

German media interested in LIFE Lynx


Posted - Mar 13, 2019

While we were doing our regular field work this weekend, we were accompanied by Dirk Auer, a Berlin-based journalist. We are extremely pleased with the interest of foreign media for our project and delighted to share our experience with him, but also to have the opportunity to hear his experience from other areas. In addition to field work and browsing the lynx camera trap materials, Dirk had the opportunity to meet with a beautiful...

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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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Members of LIFE Lynx project team regularly cooperate with other lynx projects in Europe. In this way we exchange experiences and data, which help us towards more successful conservation and research of the European lynx populations. These days Slovenian project team members from Dept. for Forestry, Biotechnical faculty joined colleagues from the Macedonian Ecological Society and National Park Mavrovo for fieldwork in the park. The...

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LIFE Lynx na RTL.hr-u

LIFE Lynx na RTL.hr-u


Posted - Mar 5, 2019

Yesterday, the news about the second lynx that was caught in Romania for translocation to Croatia, flooded the Croatian media. We are really happy and thankful for the positive atmosphere that the media is creating. The RTL crew made a special effort and put together a very nice and informative report which you can see on the link below.  

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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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Shortly after catching the first lynx in Vrancea Mountains, another lynx joined Goru at the ACDB quarantine center. This male, about 4 years old, was captured on February 27, in the Subcarpathians area, within Pralea hunting unit, managed by our partner RNP Romsilva. This time, Adrian Titianu and Cătălin Ghionoiu from Direcția Silvică Bacău helped the ACDB-LIFE Lynx project team. Without them, we would have not been able to monitor...

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How Goru got his name

How Goru got his name


Posted - Feb 22, 2019

It’s been a week now, since we captured our first lynx in Romania. Goru is exploring his temporary home, eats and sleeps most of the time. The name Goru was given to him by our colleague Teresa. She was checking the box trap on the day when Goru was captured. She named him after a mountain peak Goru (1785 m) inside the Natural Park Putna Vrancea where the lynx was caught. It is a small nature reserve, a remote, beautiful and...

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On Monday, 11th February 2019, first local consulting group event for the area of Kočevje, Ribnica, Sodražica, Kostel and Osilnica municipality was organized. The event was held in Tourist complex Jezero in Kočevje where almost 40 individuals and organizations from different sectors of local communities (representatives of municipalities, local hunters, representatives of the agricultural, forestry and nature conservation government...

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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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Yesterday our project made a huge step forward with the capture of a beautiful male adult lynx. Over the past month we have been hampered by false alarms and terrible weather, but yesterday the ‘trap has triggered’ message was very real, sending adrenaline rushes around our hearts, as we sprang into action at the break of dawn. The ACDB team, supported by the representatives of the game managers and Natural Park Putna Vrancea...

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