Translocated lynx


His name is Doru

His name is Doru


Posted - Apr 8, 2019

Last week the public had the opportunity to vote for the name of the lynx that was caught in Romania for the reinforcement process in Croatia. Nearly 1900 people left their vote through a poll published on Facebook – Croatian field blog. The results were clear – the name chosen for the lynx is Doru. The name “Doru” (from dor) derived from Romanian means “needing, longing”. If derived from “Tudor” it...

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The lynx that was trapped in Romania for the reinforcement process in Croatia is still in its quarantine, calmly waiting for the day when he will be released back in the wild. Everything is going as planned and we are impatiently expecting for that day to happen. While waiting for the arrival of the lynx, we took the opportunity to involve the public and give the lynx a name that would bring him luck in the new home. Different local...

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Slovenian LIFE Lynx team is getting ready for arrival of the first lynx. Before the release in to the nature, the lynx will spend about three weeks in an enclosure in the area of Loški Potok. For successful and safe lynx accommodation in his temporary home, members of the project team cooperated with local hunters. The enclosure is located deep in the forest, allowing Goru to adapt to our nature. For safety reasons, Goru will be under...

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Lynx news from Romania

Lynx news from Romania


Posted - Mar 25, 2019

It’s been almost a month since we captured our first lynx for translocation and two weeks later the second one. We couldn’t have wished for a better outcome than this; having two lynx released in Slovenia and Croatia this spring. Whole group has been occupied with activities regarding the reinforcement process and arranging a safe transfer of both lynxes to Slovenia and Croatia. Goru will be the first one to arrive and he is...

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LIFE Lynx na RTL.hr-u

LIFE Lynx na RTL.hr-u


Posted - Mar 5, 2019

Yesterday, the news about the second lynx that was caught in Romania for translocation to Croatia, flooded the Croatian media. We are really happy and thankful for the positive atmosphere that the media is creating. The RTL crew made a special effort and put together a very nice and informative report which you can see on the link below.  

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Shortly after catching the first lynx in Vrancea Mountains, another lynx joined Goru at the ACDB quarantine center. This male, about 4 years old, was captured on February 27, in the Subcarpathians area, within Pralea hunting unit, managed by our partner RNP Romsilva. This time, Adrian Titianu and Cătălin Ghionoiu from Direcția Silvică Bacău helped the ACDB-LIFE Lynx project team. Without them, we would have not been able to monitor...

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How Goru got his name

How Goru got his name


Posted - Feb 22, 2019

It’s been a week now, since we captured our first lynx in Romania. Goru is exploring his temporary home, eats and sleeps most of the time. The name Goru was given to him by our colleague Teresa. She was checking the box trap on the day when Goru was captured. She named him after a mountain peak Goru (1785 m) inside the Natural Park Putna Vrancea where the lynx was caught. It is a small nature reserve, a remote, beautiful and...

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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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