Translocated lynx


Where is Doru?

Where is Doru?


Posted - May 8, 2020

A year ago, we released the first lynx from Carpathian Mountains to Risnjak National Park in Croatia in order to save the Dinaric population from extinction. In the first few weeks after the release, this lynx named Doru, crossed the Croatian-Slovenian border and settled in Slovenia near Postojna. We recorded his movement through GPS/GSM data from his collar, but he was also occasionally recorded on photo traps. Since January 2020, we...

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A new lynx arrived from Romania to Slovenia today. He is a young male,  a “teenager”. Who could be better suited to naming this lynx, if not the children and teenagers who live in the area where the lynx will be released? The project team asked school children from Sodražica to give their suggestions for the name. At the end of the winter we created a programme »Young Guardians of Lynx« for Sodražica Primary School together with Mojca...

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After Catalin came very close to Nature Park Učka in Istria (Croatia), he turned northeast, crossed Gorski Kotar, and then returned to Slovenia. On the map below, we can see that he first headed towards Kočevsko, but then turned north again and continued towards the direction of Ljubljana. He made a few stops on the way and in one of them, he proved that his hunting skills are still very good, as we found the remains of his prey, a...

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After the release on 31th of March in Snežnik forests, lynx Catalin went south towards the Slovenian and Croatian border. He went very close to the hilltop named same as he is, Katalin. Coincidence? In the area marked with orange on the map, there is a possibility that he met with a collared female lynx Martina. Martina is orphan lynx that was captured by the Croatian team in November 2019 near Ogulin. She was rehabilitated and...

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Video – Release of lynx Catalin

Video – Release of lynx Catalin


Posted - Apr 3, 2020

While lynx Catalin is exploring his new home, you can watch a short video of his transfer to Slovenia and the release into Snežnik forests. Video credit: Kawka production, LIFE...

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Today a three-week quarantine ended for lynx Catalin. He is the second of at least ten lynx that will be released Slovenian nature in the next four years. Two lynx out of four were already released in Croatia. The last one was lynx Alojzije, who is now exploring Paklenica National Park. During Catalin’s quarantine in Slovenia, hunters from the State managed hunting ground Jelen were in charge of feeding and checking the lynx,...

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Lynx Alojzije exploring Paklenica NP

Lynx Alojzije exploring Paklenica NP


Posted - Mar 25, 2020

It has been 12 days since the release of lynx Alojzije in Velika Paklenica Canyon and we are very happy to announce that he is still within the boundaries of the National Park. On the map you can see his movements from release, March 13 . The last locations are near the Buljma Pass and indicate that he has successfully caught prey. Paklenica National Park also monitors the movement of two bears with telemetry collars, and it is...

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Goru went on an adventure

Goru went on an adventure


Posted - Mar 18, 2020

Lynx mating season has been in full swing for the last couple of weeks. It usually starts in mid-February and lasts until the end of March. In this period lynxes start to move around more often in search of a mate. As they increase their activity, they also start to vocalize more than usual. Especially males increase their calling, move a lot more and cover large areas, also outside of their territories. At the beginning of March, our...

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All the necessary measures for the transport of Alojzije to Croatia have been taken and our Romanian partners from ACDB will soon be on their way! Alojzije is coming from the Romanian city of Focsani directly to the Paklenica National Park, whose staff have prepared perfect conditions for the release of the second lynx in Croatia. We wish a safe trip to Alojzije, while news about the release will follow soon.  ...

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Today, the ACDB society successfully transported the first lynx from Romania to Slovenia this year for reinforcement of Dinaric-SE Alpine population.  They named this lynx Catalin (Romanian Cătălin), after a local Romanian hunter that was involved in successful capturing of the lynx in Romania. Catalin is now resting in the quarantine enclosure in the State managed hunting ground Jelen in the Snežnik area. Hunters from the hunting...

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