Posts Tagged "E.3 Documentary Films"


Together for Lynx was selected for screening at Slovenian movie festival – Festival gorniškega filma, member of International Alliance for Mountain Film, showcasing a rich selection of films about mountains. Our film will be screened on February 16 in Ljubljana and February 12 in Celje. Programme is available here: https://gorniski.si/dogodki/together-for-lynx/ In December, the audience of Bovec Outdoor Film Festival (BOFF) selected...

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With a previously developed cross-cultural exchange history, the connection between the University of Montana and the LIFE Lynx project goes on. The Romanian team colleague Andrei Dinu is now studying at this University and has embraced the opportunity to share the story of our project with his colleagues and professors. Besides the casual conversations on and off campus throughout the semester, the key lessons and existing challenges...

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In November, our film Together for Lynx  was also brought to Ilirska Bistrica, where we joined forces with the local Municipality and  Dragotin Kette Primary School to organise a film event with a school play. First we watched two short films made by Dragotin Kette Primary School’s Young Lynx Guardians . They filmed different forest animals with the LIFE Lynx  camera traps, which they then compiled  into likeable videos:...

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In the last two weeks, we combined the screening of the film “Together for lynx” with the annual meetings of the members of the Local Consultative Groups (LCGs). We regret that these were the last two meetings of this kind, but we were happy to be able to thank those who contributed to the project! In the Alps, we met at the Infocentre of the Triglav National Park in Bled, with whom we co-organised the event, and in the...

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The 16th edition of the Bovec Outdoor Film Festival will present 27 films with outdoor sports, nature, and ecology topics. We are proud to announce that Together for Lynx was selected to be one of nine Slovenian movies screened at the festival. From December 28 to 30, films, lectures, and other events will take place at the Stergulčeva House in Bovec. The programme with descriptions of the films is available on the BOFF website,...

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Today we premiered the new documentary Together for Lynx, which depicts the efforts of the LIFE Lynx project to save the  Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from extinction. Together with the film, we also presented the new children’s books about lynx, »Huda risinja« and »Pogumni Maks«, by Slovenian writers Boštjan Gorenc Pižama and Desa Muck. “The film shows only part of the effort needed to revitalize a once extinct...

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We proudly present the trailer for the LIFE Lynx documentary film Together for Lynx – saving the Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population from another extinction. The LIFE Lynx project has brought 18 lynx from healthy populations in the Carpathian Mountains to Slovenia and Croatia, with an aim to introduce new genes in a highly inbreed Dinaric-SE Alpine lynx population. The project has joined experts, conservationists, researchers, and...

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Today, on 2 March, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reintroduction of lynx to Dinaric Mountains, when hunters and foresters brought lynx back to Slovenian forests. The successful reintroduction, which resulted in an increase and expansion of the population beyond Slovenian borders, was followed by inbreeding due to the lack of connectivity with other lynx populations. The latter could lead to another extinction of the lynx in...

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In memoriam Ludvík Kunc (1934-2021)

In memoriam Ludvík Kunc (1934-2021)


Posted - Jul 29, 2021

Ludvík Kunc was a Czech zoologist, publicist and artist. He worked mostly with lynx but also with other large carnivores. He advocated the capture and delivery of live lynxes from Slovakia for translocations to several European countries as part of reintroduction programs in the 70s and 80s. As part of his work at the Ostrava Zoo, he provided quarantine and veterinary examinations for lynxes and mediated their delivery to the release...

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During the project, the school from Krasno already participated in LIFE Lynx activities. We had a lecture and a workshop about lynx last year so this was a unique opportunity for them to see the lynx that will inhabit the area around their village in person. Many thanks to their parents and teachers for the support!...

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About two weeks ago, a lynx couple, Zois and Aida were released in the forests of Bohinj Mountains. In this short video clip we captured some expressions of hunters, other locals and LIFE Lynx project team members after the release. The two lynxes are now exploring their new home. The first data we received from their telemetry collars show that they stayed together on the Jelovica...

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