Translocated lynx


Last week another two lynxes arrived from Romania to Gorenjska (Slovenia). Lynx couple Zois and Aida are now adjusting to their new environment in quarantine enclosure on Jelovica plateau. Reactions of local hunters, the Major of Bohinj and LIFE Lynx project coordinator were captured on camera and we share them with you in this video...

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Two new lynxes – female Aida and male Zois arrived from Romania to Gorenjska this Saturday, April 17. The transport of the lynx was done by an experienced team for live animal transfer from ZOO Ljubljana and Slovenia Forest Service team members. The trip went without any trouble, and the lynxes are now already settled in their temporary home on Jelovica plateau, from where they will be release into nature. While the lynxes are...

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Slovenian hunters voted for naming the Romanian lynx that is coming to Gorenjska (Slovenia). More than 500 participants choose their favorites from five names: Boris I., Maršal, Noris, Roman and Zois, proposed by local hunting clubs from Gorenjska.  The results of the voting were very tight, with about one third of the votes, the name Zois won the contest. The name was given after Sigmund Zois, an 18th century Slovenian nobleman and...

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Next important step in the LIFE Lynx project is to improve population connectivity for lynx by increasing the chances of natural gene flow inside the population and improving chances of connecting Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population to other populations in the Alps. For that purpose it is important to bring back the lynx in the SE Alps and create a population “stepping stone” to generate a new population nucleus further west of the...

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For achieving our main project goal – rescuing the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction, we have already translocated seven lynxes from the Carpathians to the Dinarics in the years 2019-2020, where five animals came from Romania and two from Slovakia. Out of those seven animals, we are still monitoring five, as two collars stopped working. Here we present the status of the translocated lynxes we monitored during this...

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Good news are coming from Slovakian LIFE Lynx team. On March 18, they successfully captured another female lynx for translocation. The lynx was captured in the Vtáčnik Mountains area, is about 5-6 years old, has about 15 kg and is in good health condition. Name Lenka was given to her by the Slovakian LIFE Lynx team. According to the LIFE Lynx translocations plan, both female lynxes captured in Slovakia this year will be translocated...

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Choosing a name for a lynx can be a complex process. Romanian team had the opportunity to name the first female lynx captured in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project and here is how they chose it. Teodora Sin from ACDB  “Choosing the name was not easy, as we all came up with different ideas and we were not willing to give them up easily.  Our team members suggested different names as Carpathina, Feleena, Victoria, Dava, Néa, and...

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In the past two weeks, the pupils of the School community Julian Alps Biosphere Reserve have suggested names for the first lynx translocated to Gorenjska region, and now we have a winner. The lynx  got its name – Tris and a new home in Pokljuka! Thank you to all the pupils who proposed names and voted and to the School Community to help with this process! During this time, lynx Tris also received a passport with his name and...

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2021 is an amazing lynx-capturing year for our project. After three lynx, already captured for translocation, both teams from Romanian and Slovakian have been successful again in the beginning of March. First, the team in Romania captured another male lynx, than just a few days later Slovakian team announced that they got a female lynx. All together we have five lynx (three males and two females) captured for translocation to...

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Lynx male captured in Slovakia

Lynx male captured in Slovakia


Posted - Mar 8, 2021

After the completion of deterministic (systematic) camera trapping in the Volovec Mts., on February 25, 2021, the Slovak LIFE Lynx team successfully captured an adult male lynx.  The lynx capture was done in cooperation with the State Nature Conservation (Administrations of the Muránska planina NP and the Cerová vrchovina PLA) and the Forests of the Slovak Republic (Rimavská Sobota forest enterprise and Klenovec forest district) in...

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Lynx Niko’s independence

Lynx Niko’s independence


Posted - Mar 2, 2021

Lynx Niko, one of last year’s offspring of Goru and Teja, left his mother’s territory in December and began his journey to independence. Biologists at Biotechnical Faculty were surprised that just two weeks after they fitted him with a telemetry collar, the young male wandered far from his mother’s familiar territory. Generally, juvenile lynx leave their mothers at 10-11 months of age, so this early independence was...

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