Posts Tagged "C.3 Reinforcement of Dinaric Lynx Population"


Lynx cubs in Blisk’s territory!

Lynx cubs in Blisk’s territory!


Posted - Jan 26, 2024

We have good news from the Javorniki hills above Cerknica Lake: a female lynx with two cubs was recorded on automatic cameras! In the autumn, hunters from the area told us that they had seen a female with cubs, but unfortunately none of them managed to record it. That area is also a territory of lynx Blisk, who has been translocated there from Romania in 2022 and regularly tracked via GPS telemetry ever since. During the mating season...

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Today another translocated lynx was released in the forests of Snežnik. She was named by the locals involved in Local Consultative Groups in Dinaric regions of Slovenia. As the general public had already named one of the previously monitored lynxes “Snežka” as part of the DinaRis project, this time we went with “Sneška” – since she is coming from Slovakia (in Slovenian “SlovaŠKA), where she was...

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We are using telemetry collars to monitor movement and activity of all translocated lynxes. We are especially interested in their exploratory movements after the release and until they establish their territory. To fully understand this process, we also capture and collar resident animals. At the moment we are monitoring five neighboring lynxes on Velebit Mountains in Croatia, three of them were translocated from the Carpathians and...

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We are happy to report the successful release of a 15th lynx that today, 14.6.2022, ran out to his new home on Velebit Mountain, near the town of Gospić, Croatia. The lynx named Lubomir was captured in the Slovak Carpathians, where he spent two months in the quarantine to make sure he arrived in Croatia healthy. The arrival of the lynx was welcomed by members of the Gospić handball team and representatives of the local community....

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In May, lynx Blisk was released in Slovenia’s forests of Snežnik. It was one of the fastest releases, as Blisk rapidly left the quarantine enclosure, where he was adapting to his new environment. The head of the LIFE Programme, Mr. Angelo Salsi witnessed the release and he escorted the lynx with these words:  “Protecting the environment today is the best investment you can do in terms of ensuring the right legacy for your kids.” Our...

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Snežnik forests are richer for a new lynx, lynx Blisk is the tenth lynx released in Slovenia in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project. Blisk, was brought from Romania in April and placed in an quarantine enclosure in the Snežnik area. During the adaptation period, he was cared for by hunters from the State Managed Hunting Ground Jelen, together with the veterinarian and members of the LIFE Lynx project team. The use of adaptation...

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Three years ago, on May 14, Goru, the first lynx captured within the LIFE Lynx project, was released in Slovenia, becoming the first lynx included in the Dinaric SE-Alpine lynx population since 1973. Thanks to two successful GPS collar deployments, we’ve been monitoring Goru’s movements since his release in 2019. This provided us an incredible amount of data, from which we obtained crucial information about his role in the population,...

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Today, the Snežnik quarantine enclosure received a new temporary »tenant” – an adult male lynx, who has travelled from the Romanian Carpathians. The lynx does not have a name yet; this time it will be chosen in cooperation with the DINA Pivka Centre. More information on the selection will follow soon. While the lynx is adjusting to his new environment, local hunters from State Managed Hunting Ground Jelen will take care of...

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Last week, Slovenian LIFE Lynx project team managed to equip another two lynxes with new telemetry collars in Slovenian Dinaric Mountains. One of them was lynx Catalin, who was translocated from Romania and released in Snežnik forests back in 2020. He was already equipped with a collar but batteries on it would drain soon, therefore we replaced it with a new collar, which will enable us to prolong tracking of his movements and...

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We have prepared a second report on the surveillance of lynx reinforcements in Slovenia and Croatia. Using different monitoring methods, we recorded 95 adult lynx in the Slovenian and Croatian Dinarides during the 2020/2021 season. Five lynxes have their territories in the Slovenian Alps. With the help of 76 hunters, we monitored lynx over a 4000 km2 area in Slovenia with more than 200 camera traps. We found that 24 adult lynxes were...

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News about lynx Emil

News about lynx Emil


Posted - Dec 3, 2021

Finally, after three long months we received data from the collar of lynx Emil! Emil was captured in Slovakia in February this year and was transported to Croatia in May. In cooperation with Nature Park Velebit, we released him on a meadow Apatišan near village Krasno. His movements are monitored with a collar that is using Iridium satellites to locate the animals and send us the data. The collar is programmed to send the data every...

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