Lynx genetic sampling guidelines

Posted - Jan 26, 2018

Genetic samples of lynx are critical for projects success, especially the ones collected in the field without direct contact with the animal (noninvasive genetic samples). They will allow us to survey the baseline status of Dinaric lynx, track the effects of population augmentation and evaluate its success, and provide tools for long-term population monitoring.
However, for these samples to be useful, they need to be collected and stored in an appropriate manner. To achieve this, we prepared an Instruction manual for collecting lynx noninivasive genetic samples. It contains everything one needs to know to make collection of such samples a success.

Collecting a scat sample. Illustration: Tomaž Skrbinšek