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At the LIFE Lynx Final conference that was held in the last week of September in Croatia project partners presented many important achievements implemented in the six years of the project. Seventeen lecturers had the opportunity to share the LIFE Lynx story to more than 150 participants, which came from 20 different countries. Additionally, all participants were invited to present results of their lynx related activities through a...

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We prepared updated versions of habitat suitability maps, a revised report, and the newly generated GIS files. We managed to acquire more lynx occurrence data from the Alpine region and with this improve the accuracy of habitat suitability predictions for lynx in the Alps. Having good occurrence data means that the data is accurate, precise, and representative of the species’ distribution. By combining multiple sources of...

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The introduction of lynx is crucial for saving the Dinaric-Southeastern Alpine lynx population, but it is not enough on its own. Working with people is important for lynx conservation, because we are the ones who decide what happens to the lynx population. The attitude of generations of those who will follow the descendants of the introduced lynx in the coming decades is also important. Involving schools in lynx-related topics is a...

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Since 2018, when we set up our first photo traps in Croatia, in the regions of ​​Lika and the northern part of Dalmatia, we have photographed about a hundred different lynx. About 50% of these animals were photographed on both sides of the body, but for the rest, we had only one side of the body so they couldn’t be counted as a whole. This does not mean that all of the hundred lynx are now present in the area, a large part of...

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Over the past two weeks, meetings have been held with local residents interested in or affected by lynx-related topics. All of them can join the so-called Local Consultative Groups (LCG) that we have set up in the scope of our project. We have five such groups in Slovenia – LCG Kočevsko, LCG Pivško, LGC Loška Dolina and Loški Potok, LCG Gorenjska and North Primorska, and in the Cerknica area, we have joined the LIFE Stržen...

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Exchanging knowledge is one of the moving forces of progress and it is the same when the topic is lynx conservation. In the middle of October, LIFE projects working with large carnivores from Slovenia and Italy (LIFE Lynx and LIFE WolfAlps EU) visited Andalusia. The purpose of the visit was meeting with one of the most successful lynx reinforcement projects in Europe – LIFE Iberlince projects that have already finished, and the...

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We share with you some International Lynx Day impressions from ZOO Ljubljana and Mašun Forest house where visitors learned more about lynx and other large carnivores. Through educational materials and lynx identification games children and their parents discovered how LIFE Lynx researchers help save the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx from extinction.

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Last week another two lynxes arrived from Romania to Gorenjska (Slovenia). Lynx couple Zois and Aida are now adjusting to their new environment in quarantine enclosure on Jelovica plateau. Reactions of local hunters, the Major of Bohinj and LIFE Lynx project coordinator were captured on camera and we share them with you in this video...

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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 2020, we started distributing equipment for protection of grazing animals from large carnivores within the LIFE Lynx project. The aim of helping farmers is to protect grazing animals from possible attacks in the area where large carnivores are present. In this regard, the lynx is not causing problems, as it is extremely rarely preys on pastures. This year, we distributed five kits of equipment needed to set up enclosures of high...

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For the second year in a row LIFE Lynx organized a three-day art workshop Kingdom of the Lynx and the exhibition of works at Snežnik Castle. Eight participants from different art backgrounds sought inspiration for their work in learning about the life of a lynx. Art primarily addresses and explores the emotional side of the story of rescuing and protecting an endangered species, so we convey a message about the importance of lynx...

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