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.
You enter the MBase portal with your own user account, which you create simply and automatically the first time you visit the portal: https://portal.mbase.org/login. 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!