Posts Tagged "E.2 Hunter Participation"


The newly elected president of Hunters association of Slovenia, Alojz Kovšca and the president of Styrian hunter organization, Franz Mayr-Melnhof-Saurau opened an exchange of knowledge and experience visit in the Triglav National Park. LIFE Lynx project hosted Austrian hunters, to show them how Slovenian hunters were involved in lynx conservation. The guests from Austria received first-hand information on the major outputs of the LIFE...

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In 2023, the Hunters Association of Slovenia organized an international lynx conservation conference entitled ‘Hunters and lynx conservation in Europe’. Representatives of hunting and other nature conservation organizations from 10 different European countries were present at the conference. They had the opportunity to hear about the involvement of hunters in various activities of the LIFE Lynx project, the status of the...

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European hunters gathered in Celje at yearly Hunting Fair, where FACE, the lead European hunters’ organization, together with LIFE Lynx and Hunters Association of Slovenia organized an international conference Hunters and Lynx Conservation in Europe. Speakers from Austria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland gave an in-depth view to different lynx populations across Europe and their current conservation status and the...

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Within the Slovenian hunting organization, gamekeepers are those who, in the scope of their training, acquire in-depth knowledge of various hunting topics, such as hunting legislation, game management, ungulate ecology, hunting cynology and others. For gamekeepers from the project area, in-depth knowledge in the field of ecology, biology and lynx conservation is also important for a better understanding of lynx behavior and the...

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Bohinj Municipalty is very familiar with nature conservation, since about 66% of its area lays in Triglav National Park and 82% is included in Natura 2000 Network. They recognized the work of local hunting club Nomenj – Gorjuše and their efforts in nature conservation, with an award for lynx reintroduction in the Alps. At the Municipality celebration, the mayor of Bohinj, Mr. Jože Sodja presented the awarded for special achievements...

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In the middle of May, we received a mortality signal from the GPS collar of lynx Neža, the offspring of the translocated lynx Goru and the resident lynx Teja. The project partners from the Biotechnical Faculty immediately went to the last location they received, from the collar. In the area of ​​the Struge na Dolenjskem Hunting Club, near a high-stand, they found a GPS-collar that had been visibly torn off by force. The incident was...

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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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On Saturday April 9, 2022, in Gornja Radgona, as part of the 12th International Hunting and Fishing Fair, the Expert Scientific Council of the Hunting Association of Slovenia (HAS) and the LIFE Lynx Project Group organized an expert consultation on the topic Lynx in Slovenia: the success of Slovenian hunting. Speakers from Slovenia and Croatia discussed the impact of lynx on game management, how many lynx can be expected in Slovenia...

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This year, the Hunting Association of Slovenia and the LIFE Lynx project team are organizing the 13. Slovenian Hunters Day, titled ‘Lynx in Slovenia: the success of Slovenian hunting?’ The event will be entirely dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of lynx conservation and the involvement of hunters in activities within the project. It will be an all-day educational event, where lectures about lynx history,...

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In the beginning of December, LIFE Lynx project team joined the LIFE WolfAlps project’s congress for hunters in Sorica.  There we presented some general information about the project and the latest activities regarding lynx monitoring in the Gorenjska region. The event was organized for hunters who participate in roe deer capturing and radio-collaring activity, which is part of the predator-prey-hunter study, implemented in this...

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