Translocated lynx


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 Catalins quarantine in Slovenia, hunters from the State managed hunting ground Jelen were in charge of feeding and checking the lynx, with the...

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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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The lynx caught in Romania is soon to be translocated to Croatia. We are waiting for the results for rabies and then the lynx will be ready for transport.   Until then we are sharing some recent pictures of the lynx Alojzije! He got his name after the Croatian researcher Alojzije Frković dipl. ing. of forestry. Alojzije was an expert who influenced hunting in Croatia. He was also the main researcher for the lynx population in...

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Lately, associates from ACDB,  partner of the LIFE Lynx project from Romania, are working to relocate three lynx individuals to Dinaric Mountains. It is planned that two lynxes to come to Slovenia and one will go to Croatia to the Paklenica National Park. Before the translocations all necessary veterinary examinations have to confirm that the lynxes are healthy. Slovenian team is preparing everything that is required before the lynxes...

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For the success of the translocation It is crucial that the genes of the translocated lynxes are included in the population. With the help of telemetry data, photo trap photos and genetic analyzes, we confirmed that that this already happened. LIFE Lynx project partners from Biotechnical Faculty captured, radio-collared the kitten and discovered that it is a female. Genetic analysis confirmed that Goru is the kitten’s father. The team...

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Romanian team did it again!

Romanian team did it again!


Posted - Jan 22, 2020

The year 2020 started really good for our project. After the last week’s success, when the Romanian team captured their first lynx this year, they did it again. They captured another lynx.  It is an adult four to five years old male lynx. Currently both lynxes are in the quarantine in Romania. One will be translocated to Croatia and one to Slovenia. Congratulations to the ACDB team and ROMSILVA on another success and keep up the good...

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Good news from Romania

Good news from Romania


Posted - Jan 17, 2020

Romanian LIFE Lynx team started the new lynx capturing season with a great success. Just after 3 days since the activation of box traps, they captured a lynx. A healthy 5-6 year old male lynx will be the new inhabitant of the quarantine enclosure in Romania and he will stay there for at least 30 days. After that, the lynx will be translocated to Paklenica National Park in Croatia. Congratulations to the ACDB team, Romsilva and also to...

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