Translocated lynx


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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Our photo traps on Mala Gora captured these amazing photos of lynx Teja, her kitten and Goru. We are still waiting for genetic analyses to confirm the paternity of the kitten.  

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Telemetry collars of Goru, Teja and Doru are still regularly sending information about their locations. These collars give us a tiny insight in the mysterious lives of Europe’s largest cats. Data from the collars enable us to find the best places for setting the camera traps, like predation sites. This time, we found remains of Goruˋs prey, a roe deer, and set a camera trap there. With the help of camera trapping videos we can observe...

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Doru established his territory

Doru established his territory


Posted - Aug 27, 2019

Almost 4 months ago we released into the forests of National Park Risnjak a male lynx Doru. After the release Doru stayed in the park’s area, but in the beginning of June decided to cross the Slovenian- Croatian national border and stayed in Slovenia ever since. Currently he is in Javorniki, moving in the area of around 90 km2. Telemetry data from Doru’s radio collar show that he probably established a territory in this...

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Lynx dating

Lynx dating


Posted - Jul 22, 2019

It looks like that our Romanian male lynx Goru has found his territory on Mala gora and maybe also his mate. He met a female lynx Teja, and it looks like they have met more than once. Their radio collar data shows that they first met on June the 1st, that is the first day Goru entered Teja’s territory. Their locations show that they’ve spent 3 days close to one another. Their second “date” was just after 4 days, when again...

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Goru and Doru, the first two of 14 lynx that will be included in the Dinaric- SE Alpine lynx population in the scope of LIFE Lynx project are exploring their new environment. Both are equipped with radio collars, which send us information about their locations. Right now, both lynx are in Slovenia. Their paths haven’t crossed (yet), but they have managed to cross the Slovenian-Croatian national border a few times. This show how...

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News about the lynx Doru

News about the lynx Doru


Posted - May 24, 2019

Since the release of Doru in the NP Risnjak until today, we have collected 52 positions fixed by the GPS collar. After the release, Doru stayed in the area of the national park for a few days and then he decided to move and discover a bigger area. Because of the clustered fixes we received from the collar, we managed to suspect on a kill site on the mountain Platak and locate it. We successfully reached the location, set up a camera...

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Lynx Goru was released into the wild

Lynx Goru was released into the wild


Posted - May 14, 2019

Today Slovenian hunters from Loški Potok released a lynx named Goru into the wild. Goru was transferred from Romania to Slovenia on April 26th and was placed in an enclosure in Loški Potok, where he adjusted to his new environment, a procedure known as a soft release. During the adjustment, he was cared for by local hunters from Loški Potok hunting club, a veterinarian and Slovenian LIFE Lynx project team members. This soft release...

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