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We are happy to announce the photos of two adult lynxes and a cub from Kremen mountain (Croatia)! This confirmed the lynx presence in that area for the first time. Again, it wouldn’t be possible without the good cooperation with hunters who showed us the right locations for setting up camera...

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An important step in saving the lynx population of Slovenia, Croatia and Italy was made today when the Romanian National Forest Administration – Romsilva has become an official collaborator of the European project LIFE Lynx, coordinated by the Slovenia Forest Service. The LIFE Lynx project is supported by Romanian Ministry of Environment, which facilitates the implementation of the European project activities in Romania....

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On the first weekend of December, the Croatian project team went on a field trip to Sv. Rok in Lika region with their co-workers from the Velebit Nature Park. On Sunday they were joined by the RTL.hr reporting team who wanted to present the work behind the LIFE Lynx project to the public. Although the coverage transmitted that the presence of lynx in southern Velebit had just been discovered, we would like to correct this information...

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The Head of the LIFE Programme at the European Commission, Mr Angelo Salsi, visited Slovenia on 26th and 27th of November. The visit was organized by the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning. Mr Salsi visited some of the most interesting and successful LIFE projects currently taking place in Slovenia, including the LIFE Lynx project. In the field, we briefly introduced him key project topics, then we watched the film Path...

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Path of the Slovak lynx

Path of the Slovak lynx


Posted - Nov 30, 2018

On Friday, November 16th 2018, the National Zoological Garden Bojnice hosted an international conference „Path of the Slovak lynx“. Representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions participated at the event.  Jakub Kubala and Branislav Tám from ZOO Bojnice presented information on the current state of the lynx population in the Slovak Carpathians, international conservation and management of the lynx. Furthermore,...

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Slovenian and Slovakian Ministries for the environment have signed a memorandum on cooperation in the LIFE Lynx project. Some of the lynx for reinforcement of Dinaric SE-Alpine lynx population will come from Slovakia. To remind you, the 6 lynx from which this population was established in 1976 were also brought from Slovakia. Ministry of the environment of the Slovak republic committed to allow live capture and translocation of lynx...

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Lynx translocation after storm

Lynx translocation after storm


Posted - Nov 25, 2018

At the end of October landslides and fallen trees destroyed the fences of the Nature Park in Forni di Sopra (Friuli VG, Italy). It was necessary to transfer many animals, including the splendid male lynx named Cesare. The lynx was taken to a protected structure in the Forest of Tarvisio managed by the Progetto Lince Italia and the Carabinieri Forestali. As soon as the restoration of the wildlife area is finished, Cesare will return to...

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First painting holidays were developed together with local academic painter and tourism agency which aims to connect painting with wildlife conservation. The program was published on the Discover Dinaric ecotourism portal. Guests will be painting every day outdoor, together with their painting mentor, they will be accompanied by local tourist guide, with good knowledge of local wildlife. The participants will meet LIFE Lynx project...

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Genetic analysis of lynx samples

Genetic analysis of lynx samples


Posted - Nov 15, 2018

Coworkers in the field have collected many noninvasive genetic samples – scats, hair, urine in the snow, saliva from prey animals. In our genetic bank we also archive tissue samples from dead animals and buccal swab samples taken from collared animals. All these samples are in final stages of analysis. Sampling in the field still continues.

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Hair traps

Hair traps


Posted - Nov 14, 2018

Within the project we designed special hair traps, so that we could collect more genetic material of lynx. We prepared instructions on how to install hair traps and how to collect genetic material – hair. Hair trap is made of two parts: active coil spring and passive hair pad. A dedicated sampling kit was designed for each and prepared in Slovenian, Croatian and Italian language.  ...

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Lynx enclosure is ready!

Lynx enclosure is ready!


Posted - Nov 13, 2018

We are getting ready for the first translocated lynx. If our Romanian and Slovakian partners are successful at capturing, the firs lynx should come to Slovenia and Croatia in the beginning of the next year. We prepared a special enclosure for quarantine before the release. First such enclosure was set up in the area of hunting club Loški Potok in close collaboration with local hunters. These hunters will be also responsible for...

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