Setting box traps in Romania

Posted - Dec 18, 2018

For the last two weeks partners from Slovenia Forest Service, Department for Forestry and Progetto Lince Italia were helping the Romanian ACDB team and local hunters in setting box traps for capturing lynx. We managed to set 9 traps already, and we plan to set 4 more till the end of this year. In the beginning of January we will activate the traps and start with capturing lynx for translocation. Hopefully we will be successful and we’ll get the first lynx in the beginning of next year.

Project partners from Romania, Italy and Slovenia with local hunter, setting up first box trap. Photo: LIFE Lynx

Because of bad road conditions we had to carry the trap by foot. Photo: LIFE Lynx

All box traps also have camera traps. Photo: LIFE Lynx