Translocated lynx


Good news are coming from Slovakian LIFE Lynx team. On March 18, they successfully captured another female lynx for translocation. The lynx was captured in the Vtáčnik Mountains area, is about 5-6 years old, has about 15 kg and is in good health condition. Name Lenka was given to her by the Slovakian LIFE Lynx team. According to the LIFE Lynx translocations plan, both female lynxes captured in Slovakia this year will be translocated...

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Choosing a name for a lynx can be a complex process. Romanian team had the opportunity to name the first female lynx captured in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project and here is how they chose it. Teodora Sin from ACDB  “Choosing the name was not easy, as we all came up with different ideas and we were not willing to give them up easily.  Our team members suggested different names as Carpathina, Feleena, Victoria, Dava, Néa, and...

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In the past two weeks, the pupils of the School community Julian Alps Biosphere Reserve have suggested names for the first lynx translocated to Gorenjska region, and now we have a winner. The lynx  got its name – Tris and a new home in Pokljuka! Thank you to all the pupils who proposed names and voted and to the School Community to help with this process! During this time, lynx Tris also received a passport with his name and...

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2021 is an amazing lynx-capturing year for our project. After three lynx, already captured for translocation, both teams from Romanian and Slovakian have been successful again in the beginning of March. First, the team in Romania captured another male lynx, than just a few days later Slovakian team announced that they got a female lynx. All together we have five lynx (three males and two females) captured for translocation to...

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Lynx male captured in Slovakia

Lynx male captured in Slovakia


Posted - Mar 8, 2021

After the completion of deterministic (systematic) camera trapping in the Volovec Mts., on February 25, 2021, the Slovak LIFE Lynx team successfully captured an adult male lynx.  The lynx capture was done in cooperation with the State Nature Conservation (Administrations of the Muránska planina NP and the Cerová vrchovina PLA) and the Forests of the Slovak Republic (Rimavská Sobota forest enterprise and Klenovec forest district) in...

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Lynx Niko’s independence

Lynx Niko’s independence


Posted - Mar 2, 2021

Lynx Niko, one of last year’s offspring of Goru and Teja, left his mother’s territory in December and began his journey to independence. Biologists at Biotechnical Faculty were surprised that just two weeks after they fitted him with a telemetry collar, the young male wandered far from his mother’s familiar territory. Generally, juvenile lynx leave their mothers at 10-11 months of age, so this early independence was...

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After ten male lynx captured in Romania and Slovakia together, our team has finally captured the first female. She was captured on February 13, in the evening, and after thorough examination the team discovered that she is in great physical condition, about two years old, and weights a bit more than 16 kg. The ACDB capture team, with the help of hunter from Romsilva, transferred the lynx to the quarantine enclosure in Romania, where...

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Ris Maks left the Notranjska region in November last year and began his journey to the north of Slovenia. He travelled a long way and spent some time in the wider area of Kranjska Gora. Then he went back to the outskirts of Jelovica, almost the same way he came. In the last week, Maks has returned to the area of the Triglav National Park and this time too he chose an interesting route around Lake Bohinj.

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The first three weeks of 2021 were exciting for the Romanian LIFE Lynx team. In addition to checking more than 40 cameras, already placed for lynx monitoring in three study areas, the team started activating the lynx box traps and within a week from activation, two lynxes were captured. The first one was about 5 years old male lynx that was captured on January 22. The lynx was thoroughly examined and all necessary veterinary tests...

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We have prepared the first annual report on the progress of reinforcement process and genetic status of the Dinaric SE-Alpine lynx population in lynx-monitoring year 2019-2020. Importantly, the report includes data collected through other funding schemes, which improved out knowledge about the lynx population. We have surveyed roughly 10.600 km2 with camera traps, which were set up at 348 different locations and identified at least...

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In fall 2020, resident lynx Teja was photographed with two kittens and one of them, a male named Niko, was successfully collared in December 2020. A sample was taken for genetic analysis and we can confirm that translocated lynx Goru is the father of this litter. This means Teja and Goru successfully mated for the second time in a row. Good luck to their precious offspring!    ...

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