Posts Tagged "E.5 Engagement of Stakeholders and Target Groups"


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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Researchers from the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, DivjaLabs, University of Laussanne and LECA in Grenoble published a scientific article on successful recognition of brown bear (Ursus arctos), wolf (Canis lupus) and lynx (Lynx lynx) individuals from their eDNA collected from their snowtracks. The method has vast potential to complement the standard non-invasive genetic methods used for wildlife. Collecting...

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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, we joined forces with the providers of the innovative WINESPERIENCE® ART workshops, where participants paint an acrylic picture under the guidance of an experienced artist. This time, the theme of the painting evening was the lynx. During the creation process, the members of the project team presented the project and showed the main characteristics of the lynx. Participants were able to touch the fur and the skull, get to...

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In the comfort of our seats at the Ljubljana Book Fair in November, we chatted with Desa Muck and Boštjan Gorenc – Pižama, about their books, written in collaboration with the LIFE Lynx project. We talked about what makes Brave Maks so courageous and what makes Mighty Lynx so larky. We would like to thank both authors for a relaxed conversation. And thank you for the laughs! The event was prepared by Miš d.o.o., Muck Blažina...

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Volunteers and interns are very valuable part of the LIFE Lynx team. Besides working with students and volunteers from our own countries, we are keen on cooperating with students from other countries, to share our expertise and knowledge outside of country borders of LIFE Lynx partner countries. During the last year, Beatrice Caimi, student from the University of Milano, joined Croatian LIFE Lynx team and used monitoring data to...

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At the LIFE Lynx Final conference that was held in the last week of September in Croatia project partners presented many important achievements implemented in the six years of the project. Seventeen lecturers had the opportunity to share the LIFE Lynx story to more than 150 participants, which came from 20 different countries. Additionally, all participants were invited to present results of their lynx related activities through a...

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This week, the largest ever European lynx conference was convened in Zadar, hosted by the oldest Croatian university, where more than 150 scientists and experts dedicated to lynx research and protection came together. The conference was organized by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb in collaboration with the BIOM association in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project. At the beginning, Professor Slaven Zjalić, the...

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Tourist Association of Slovenia is organizing the My Country – Beautiful and Hospitable 2023 competition for the 32nd consecutive year. As part of the competition, they are also looking for the best thematic trails, which are important both from the perspective of nature conservation and the dispersal of tourist flows. Together with the Kočevsko Institute, we have submitted the Lynx Trail to the competition. Members of the...

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Motovun Film Festival is one of the most respected film festivals in Croatia. This year the festival took place for the 25th and the last time in Motovun, and then moved to a new location – hill Petehovac near Delnice. As Gorski kotar is central part of large carnivore distribution, festival organizers invited LIFE Lynx team to participate in the program. For two days we presented our activities under the title “Wolf, bear and...

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There are many NGOs working in wildlife conservation and animal welfare with whom we are happy to share the knowledge gathered in the scope of the LIFE Lynx project. With this in mind, we planned for them field trips, and hot summer months are ideal for that.  In July, Slovenian partners met with members of Societies Društvo za zaščito živali, Društvo študentov naravoslovja, Biodiva, and Dinaricum.  After first introductions about...

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