Lynx data available in MBase, an online database

Posted - Jan 27, 2024

The MBase web portal contains project images of lynx obtained by systematic monitoring of the population using camera traps. In addition, the portal provides access to the locations and movements of those lynx that have been fitted with a telemetry collar in the frame of the project. How to access this data, has already been described in our previous news about Goru, Catalin and Blisk.

It is a web-based interactive portal with a database on three species of large carnivores: lynx, wolf and bear. It was built as part of the international LIFE and Slovenian projects and hosts an international database on large carnivores, which is constantly being updated and developed.

The MBase portal is used by researchers and experts during monitoring large carnivore populations, for sharing and analysing data. It is also available to you for viewing the data through spatial grids.

In the MBase interactive viewer, which can be found at, you can browse through the data by filtering or by creating your own queries.

On the MBase portal you can create an interactive map with your own queries via the navigation box on the left.

You enter the MBase portal with your own user account, which you create simply and automatically the first time you visit the portal: When you enter the portal, you will find a navigation bar on the left side of the map to search for the data you want: first, for example, specify the time filter of the query (data from… to…), the animal species (lynx, wolf or bear) and the spatial filter (select “Slovenia” or a smaller statistical unit of Slovenia from the drop-down list), then specify the type of data you are looking for (e.g. telemetry, camera trapping, signs of presence, mortality, etc.). Next to the data types, there is also a “filter” icon, which, when clicked, opens up additional options for querying data attributes.

Now you are ready to browse the data!

When you first visit MBase, you register (click on “Register” on the top right) to create your own user account and then use your username and password to log in by clicking on “Log in” button.

Example of browsing through the photos taken by camera traps.