As a part of the educational campaign in local schools, on Tuesday, March 27. 2019., we held a lynx workshop in Elementary school Vrbovsko as part of the LIFE Lynx open door day. It was organized by the members of the LIFE Lynx team, Vedran Slijepčević and Ira Topličanec, in cooperation with Mario Šlat, member of the hunting association “Jelenski jarak” from Vrbovsko.
The purpose of this workshop was to educate the younger generations about lynx biology and research that the LIFE Lynx team is conducting in co-operation with hunting associations. The children were interested in the brief introductory lecture, and then they showed what they learned with practical work. As we are expecting the lynx, whose task is to expand the genetic diversity of our population, to be transported from Romania, the students had the opportunity to give two suggestions for its name. Finally, two names were chosen – „Max“ and „Oscar“. The suggestions entered for voting along with the other suggestions given by the participants of the public lecture held on March 8, 2019 in Crni lug and one given by the Public Institution “Nature” of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. Voting for the name will be held through social networks (Facebook page “LIFE Lynx – Croatian Field Blog”) in the week 2.-5. April 2019.