Posts Tagged "C.4 SE Alpine “Stepping Stone”"


At the beginning of 2023, we were lucky enough to capture four lynx cubs in the Slovenian Alps for telemetry tracking. The first one, Rozi, is a female offspring of a lynx pair, which was translocated to the Slovenian Alps from the Carpathians in 2021. The other three, Meri, Flori and Andrej, represent the first generation of lynx born in the Triglav National Park. Their parents were also translocated from the Carpathians with the aim...

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Lukaš was the last lynx released in the Gorenjska region within the LIFE Lynx project. The purpose of his release into the forests of Jelovica in the middle of April was to join the female Aida after Zois’ disappearance. However, Lukaš chose a different path and headed towards the Karavanke Mountains. Later on it seemed that he had settled in the area between Karavanke and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, where he stayed for about four months....

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Recapture of lynx Lenka

Recapture of lynx Lenka


Posted - Nov 27, 2023

We started the last lynx live-capturing season in Slovenia for the purpose of telemetry monitoring. Just three days after setting 5 traps in the region, a trap was triggered in the hunting ground of LD Nomenj Gorjuše, in which the lynx Lenka was captured. She is one of the three lynxes, released in the area of Pokljuka in 2021. Unfortunately, shortly after the release in 2021, her telemetry collar stopped working, but we kept...

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Surprising movements of lynx Lukaš

Surprising movements of lynx Lukaš


Posted - Jun 16, 2023

Lukaš is the last lynx released in the Gorenjska region within the LIFE Lynx project. We released him in the middle of April in the forests of Jelovica, with a wish to bring a new male to the female Aida. However, Lukaš chose a different path and soon after his release, he headed towards Dražgoše and then on past Kranj and set off to explore the Karavanke Mountains. He first stayed in the area of Storžič, then went to the other side...

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Lynx Lenka who was translocated to the Triglav National Park in 2021 and has established her territory in the Pokljuka area, is regularly monitored with camera traps. It was a big mystery to us, that she always appeared alone in the footage. However, in the beginning of March, we spotted a lynx with a cub in one of the photos from Gorenjska and we confirmed that it was Lenka with a young, unknown lynx. This could only mean one thing...

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Together with hunters from the Nomenj Gorjuše hunting Club, we released the last lynx, Lukaš in the Slovenian Alps as part of the LIFE Lynx project. The lynx comes from Slovakia and is one of seventeen translocated lynxes that are helping to save the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction. Some of these animals are also presented in a new children book; a writer  and lynx ambassador Desa Muck has written about the...

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In mid-March, we captured the third and last cub from the first litter of Julia and Tris in the Mežakla area. The young lynx was examined by the veterinarians and found to be in excellent physical condition with at 16 kg at the time of capture. The Triglav National Park ranger who manages the Mežakla hunting ground named the lynx Andrej, after his predecessor. The name Andrej also has an additional meaning, as part of Mežakla is named...

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Today, a new lynx, Lukaš that was captured in Slovakia at the end of January this year, arrived in a quarantine enclosure on Jelovica. The adult male will replace lynx Zois, whose collar’s locations we have not been receiving since April last year, one year before the planned end of telemetry surveillance. Since then, he was not recorded on photo-traps or during snow-tracking, therefore it is very likely that Zois is no longer...

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On the World Wildlife Day, in the only national park in Slovenia, we captured an adolescent lynx from the first litter of the translocated lynxes Julia and Tris. The young lynx was in good physical condition, weighing a hefty 15kg. Unlike his sibling Meri, he has a distinct spotted pattern on his fur, like Julija, from whom he has not yet separated. Triglav National Park rangers, in whose districts the cub and the female had been...

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Genetic analyses have confirmed that one of lynxes Aida and Zois’s offspring has left his mother’s territory on Jelovica area and is establishing his territory in the area of Mt. Razor. This is the first step towards the expansion of a lynx stepping-stone population in the Slovenian Alps and in the long-term connection of the Dinaric lynx population with the Alpine populations. In the first snow of December, a professional hunter from...

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We received first movement data of Meri, the first young lynx from Slovenian Alps monitored with telemetry. He is entering one of the most sensitive periods of a lynx’s life; becoming independent and establishing a territory. Immediately after his release on Pokljuka, Meri went to Mežakla, to an area, where lynx Julija was just two days before. Julija could be Meri’s mother, but genetic analyses still have to confirm that. According...

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