Translocated lynx


Yesterday our project made a huge step forward with the capture of a beautiful male adult lynx. Over the past month we have been hampered by false alarms and terrible weather, but yesterday the ‘trap has triggered’ message was very real, sending adrenaline rushes around our hearts, as we sprang into action at the break of dawn. The ACDB team, supported by the representatives of the game managers and Natural Park Putna Vrancea...

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Population Reinforcement Plan

Population Reinforcement Plan


Posted - Feb 13, 2019

We are please to report the completion of the POPULATION LEVEL REINFORCEMENT PLAN – Action A.4 – Elaboration of plans for reinforcement of the Dinaric-SE Alpine population and for creation of a new “stepping stone” population. This plan was a team effort and reflects the current state of our scientific knowledge of lynx and the social and management processes needed to follow the IUCN 2013 Guidelines for...

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Activation of box traps in Romania

Activation of box traps in Romania


Posted - Jan 29, 2019

Over a four-day period, and fighting through heavy snow conditions and bad weather, the ACDB team, together with a team from ROMSILVA , led by Adrian Titianu, succeeded in activating five boxtraps, all in stations where lynx presence has been recently confirmed. The ROMSILVAforesters team was a great help, contributing with enthusiasm and local knowledge to our work. Also, many thanks to the representatives of the private hunting...

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Setting box traps in Romania

Setting box traps in Romania


Posted - Dec 18, 2018

For the last two weeks partners from Slovenia Forest Service, Department for Forestry and Progetto Lince Italia were helping the Romanian ACDB team and local hunters in setting box traps for capturing lynx. We managed to set 9 traps already, and we plan to set 4 more till the end of this year. In the beginning of January we will activate the traps and start with capturing lynx for translocation. Hopefully we will be successful and...

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Lynx quarantine in Romania is ready

Lynx quarantine in Romania is ready


Posted - Dec 16, 2018

We’ve been busy with preparations for lynx capturing in Romania. It is important to have a good quarantine environment for the lynx, that’s why we made sure that the quarantine is top quality. Three-part quarantine is now ready for lynx. Wish us luck with the capturing.

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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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From 21-26th of November 2017 part of Slovenian and Italian project team visited our partners in Romania. We were happy to see that Romanian team is already busy surveying lynx and managed to collect several records of lynx presence in the Vrancea county. In this region we plan to start capturing lynx for translocation to Slovenia and Croatia in winter 2018/2019 and we already identified several potential sites for traps. We also...

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