Translocated lynx


As part of the LIFE Lynx project, we have so far released four animals into the Croatian part of the Dinaric Mts: lynx Doru, Alojzije, Pino and Emil. According to data from telemetry collars, only two lynx have been successfully integrated into the population. The lynx Alojzije has inhabited the area of ​​southern Velebit where he continuously circulates since May 2020, while the lynx Emil, released in May 2021, is still searching for...

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In September project team members form ACDB and Slovenia Forest Service started with the preparatory work for the upcoming lynx capture season in Romania. “During one week of intensive field work we carried out inspections of the already established lynx capture sites and managed to setup one new box trap. On the locations where box traps were set up in previous seasons, we had to renew the barriers around the traps that make it...

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In the scope of the LIFE Lynx project’s assessment and selection of sites and lynx for live-capture from the Carpathian source population in Romania, ACDB prepared a mid-term report on the situation of the lynx population in the capture areas in Romania. The report, Monitoring of the Eurasian lynx in the Eastern Romanian Carpathians, presents the results of over 4 years of observations (2017-2021) carried out in different parts of the...

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The Romania National Forest association – Romsilva is an official collaborator of the European project LIFE Lynx, coordinated by the Slovenia Forest Service, through which several lynxes from Romania will be captured and relocated in the Dinaric and Southern Eastern Alps to save lynx population in this area. At the headquarters of the National Forest Regia – Romsilva in Bucharest a working meeting took place on Thursday,...

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We got first proof of lynx reproduction in Slovenian Alps. Two hikers from Gorenjska were extremely lucky and saw three lynx kittens and their mother Aida, while hiking in Jelovica plateau. They shared with us their experience and photos of the lynx kittens and their mother Aida: “It was a cold August morning, and we were headed hiking in Jelovica area. Fortunately, we skipped the morning coffee on Soriška planina and drove directly...

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Update about lynxes from Gorenjska

Update about lynxes from Gorenjska


Posted - Aug 18, 2021

Since the release in late April 2021 in Gorenjska region, Slovenia, all lynxes are still present in the region; Zois and Aida on Jelovica and Tris, Julija and Lenka on Pokljuka plateau. On the map bellow, you can see their home ranges. It is very interesting that females in Pokljuka are still sharing the territories because lynxes are territorial against conspecifics of the same sex. Lynx Tris has been the biggest explorer so far, as...

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So far, we have already released four animals to Slovenian part of the Dinaric Mountains; Goru, Catalin, Boris and Maks, and four animals to the Croatian part; Doru, Alojzije, Pino and Emil. In this first report on lynx releases, we present the status of the released lynxes and assess the successfulness of their integration into the existing Dinaric population. According to the available data, it seems that four lynxes have already...

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During the project, the school from Krasno already participated in LIFE Lynx activities. We had a lecture and a workshop about lynx last year so this was a unique opportunity for them to see the lynx that will inhabit the area around their village in person. Many thanks to their parents and teachers for the support!...

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Where is Emil?

Where is Emil?


Posted - Jun 2, 2021

Since his release by the mountain hut Apatišan in Croatia, lynx Emil crossed the National Park Northern Velebit and made a short stop by the sea. Shortly after, he looked again for a forest cover and he is now back in the Nature Park Velebit.

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LIFE Lynx project team is closely monitoring how the five lynxes translocated to the Southern Alps in Slovenia are exploring their new environment. According to the latest data from their telemetry collars, Zois and Aida stayed in the broader area of Jelovica and Tris, Julija, and Lenka are exploring the Triglav National Park and other parts of the Pokljuka plateau. We also checked the situation in the field and we discovered that all...

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Tris – the largest measured lynx in Slovenia, Julija, and Lenka are now exploring their new home. Our cameras captured their release into the wild and we share it with you. Peter Prevc, LIFE Lynx project ambassador correctly assumes that lynx can jump very far. How far do you think a lynx can jump?...

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