Posts Tagged "A.1 Live-capture of Lynx in Slovakia"


The last lynx that will be released into nature this year was translocated from Slovakia at the beginning of June. Since then the lynx was adjusting to his new environment in a quarantine enclosure in Snežnik. In the meantime, Slovenian hunters have chosen a name for the lynx. After counting more than 460 votes, the winner was Maks. The name was given to honor a Slovenian professional hunter and forester, Maks Konečnik, who was taking...

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We are happy to announce that in the past week Slovakian project team members successfully transferred two lynxes from Slovakia to Slovenia and Croatia. The first one – Pino was already released into nature in Northern Velebit on Saturday. The second one arrived in Slovenia today and was put in the quarantine enclosure in Snežnik. The lynx went through a successful rehabilitation in National ZOO Bojnice, Slovakia. Employees of...

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In the second half of December Slovenia Forest Service LIFE Lynx team visited Slovakian LIFE Lynx partner Technical University Zvolen (TUZ). The purpose of the visit was to start the first lynx capturing season in Slovakia. TUZ already acquired all the necessary permits for the capturing and translocation. The first box trap was repaired and activated in the area of Muranske Mountains. In the area of Vtačnik and Vepor Mountain, the...

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Slovakian LIFE Lynx team is setting up camera traps to discover the best lynx capturing locations. They have put some of the box traps deactivated in the field and discovered that at least three different lynx have visited these locations. One of them was a collared adult male lynx they named Vlado, who passed by three different box-trapping sites. At one site he went right through the deactivated  box trap. Jakub Kubala from the...

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Project visit to Slovakia

Project visit to Slovakia


Posted - Feb 21, 2018

From 15th to 18th of January 2018 members of Slovenia Forest Service, University in Ljubljana and Progetto Lince Italia visited our Slovakian partner, Technical University of Zvolen. The main objective of our visit was preparation for lynx capture in Slovakia. Slovakian field crew already started opportunistic monitoring with camera traps to detect best available sites for lynx capture. We visited few monitored sites in and around...

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A.1 Live-capture of Lynx in Slovakia


Posted - Dec 21, 2017

Assessment and Selection of Sites and Lynx for Live-capture from the Carpathian Source Population in Slovakia The population of Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in the Carpathian Mountains is considered to be one of the best preserved and largest in Europe. It was the source of lynx for several reintroduction projects between the 1960s and 1990s. Although some of the re-established populations initially prospered, most of them have since...

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