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Lynx Maks ran into Snežnik forests

Lynx Maks ran into Snežnik forests


Posted - Jun 23, 2020

On this beautiful summer day, we made another big step for saving the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction. Slovenian hunters, LIFE Lynx project team, and others involved in the project witnessed the release of lynx Maks into nature. Maks is the fourth lynx released in Slovenia, after Goru, Catalin, and Boris. Three lynxes, Doru, Alojzije, and Pino, were already released in Croatia. Lynx Maks is the first lynx that was...

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The LIFE Lynx project addresses various target groups to promote an understanding of the lynx conservation issues and challenges of coexistence with large carnivores. After the successful three-day art workshop Kingdom of the lynx 2019, another art workshop will be organized. The art workshop Kingdom of the lynx will take place between July 31 and August 2, 2020, in Loška Dolina and it is intended for beginners and experienced artists...

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The last lynx that will be released into nature this year was translocated from Slovakia at the beginning of June. Since then the lynx was adjusting to his new environment in a quarantine enclosure in Snežnik. In the meantime, Slovenian hunters have chosen a name for the lynx. After counting more than 460 votes, the winner was Maks. The name was given to honor a Slovenian professional hunter and forester, Maks Konečnik, who was taking...

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International Lynx Day 2020

International Lynx Day 2020


Posted - Jun 11, 2020

The International Lynx Day is celebrated on June 11 and is a collaborative initiative of the transboundary 3Lynx project with eleven project partners in five countries. Different public events and online screenings will be organized in Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic to raise awareness for the endangered species – the lynx. A map of all events is available online.  We invite you to celebrate this day! LIFE...

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We are happy to announce that in the past week Slovakian project team members successfully transferred two lynxes from Slovakia to Slovenia and Croatia. The first one – Pino was already released into nature in Northern Velebit on Saturday. The second one arrived in Slovenia today and was put in the quarantine enclosure in Snežnik. The lynx went through a successful rehabilitation in National ZOO Bojnice, Slovakia. Employees of...

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In the scope of project activity Young guardians of the lynx, the pupils of the Sodražica Primary School have suggested 58 names for the third lynx we brought to Slovenia. They have also greeted his arrival with many drawings they’ve made. Before Boris was released into the wild, 20 of these pupils had also seen this lynx live. “Boris was quite restless when he arrived, so be quiet as we approach the quarantine enclosure,”...

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The beautiful forest of Štirovača in the heart of Velebit is richer for a new inhabitant! On Saturday morning, lynx Pino was released in the border area between the Northern Velebit National Park and the Velebit Nature Park and joined the mission to save the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction. Pino was named in support and sympathy for Italy, which suffered heavy losses during the Covid-19 virus epidemic. Italy is also...

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Good luck Boris!

Good luck Boris!


Posted - May 28, 2020

Today another lynx was released into nature in Loški Potok, Slovenia. Lynx Boris was transferred from Romania three weeks ago and was adjusting to his new environment in a quarantine enclosure. During the quarantine, local hunters, veterinarian and project team members were in charge of the lynx. Stanko Anzeljc, chief of Loški Potok hunting club and his team were taking care of the lynx in the enclosure: We were checking the lynx...

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Kleptoparasitism is a process when one species usurps kills from another, in this case, bear vs. lynx. Due to large body size and superb olfactory abilities, bears are one of the most important dominant scavengers and regularly usurp kills from other large predators. In Dinaric Mountains the bears usurp on average 32% of deer carcasses from Eurasian lynx. You can read more in this study, where researchers from Biotechnical Faculty,...

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European Natura 2000 Day relates to May 21 1992 when both EU Habitats Directive and LIFE programme were approved. This Directive together with the Birds Directive (adopted in 1979) became a base of EU Natura 2000 Network of protected areas. All three large carnivores, bear, wolf, and lynx are protected within the scope of Natura 2000. Even before the regulation of carnivore protection was enforced, some hunters realized that...

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Lynx-art contest

Lynx-art contest


Posted - May 13, 2020

In times of COVID19, the “Progetto Lince Italia” organized a lynx-art contest. Anyone enthusiastic about dedicating their time to producing artwork about the lynx were invited to participate. Children, retirees, amateur, and professional painters attended the contest. The goal of the contest is to bring people through art to the beauty of nature and one of its most beautiful animals in our forests, the lynx. The response was...

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