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


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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In the middle of June, the LIFE Lynx team took part in the “Festival zdravja” in Kobarid, where we presented the lynx and the LIFE Lynx project. Our stand especially attracted children who visited the festival accompanied by their teachers. They were thrilled to be able to take a closer look and touch the lynx fur, skull and paw print casts of all three large carnivores living in Slovenia. Some visitors also tried their hand at the...

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On Tuesday June 13 2023, the fifth (last) lynx in the ULyCA2 (Urgent Lynx Conservation Actions) project was released in the Tarvisio forest. Attempts to return the lynx to the Italian Julian Alps date back to 1975, when Italians relocated two lynxes in Gran Paradiso National Park, but unfortunately the relocation was unsuccessful. In 2013 members of Progetto Lince Italia launched the ULyCA project in the framework of which in 2014 two...

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International visit in Slovenia

International visit in Slovenia


Posted - Jun 12, 2023

From May 24 to 26, as part of the LIFE Lynx project, the Slovenian Forest Service hosted guests from North Macedonia and France. The Macedonian guests were representatives of the Macedonian Ecological Society, the Ministries (Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy), Mavrovo National Park and the National Forests Public Enterprise. The guests from France were educators and...

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International Lynx Day 2023

International Lynx Day 2023


Posted - Jun 8, 2023

International Lynx Day has been celebrated since 2018, on the initiative of the Interreg CE 3Lynx project. Lynx in Europe are endangered and would struggle to survive without human help. Inbreeding is the main threat to lynx in the Dinarides, so we are saving them by introducing new healthy lynx, coming from the Carpathian Mountains. The LIFE Lynx project has brought 18 lynx from the Carpathian Mountains to save the Dinaric-SE Alpine...

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Our project has reached its final stage and the last year of its implementation. Last six years were an incredible journey, 11 partner institutions from 5 countries successfully implemented numerous actions to ensure the bright future of the Dinaric and SE Alpine lynx population. We are very proud of our results and we would like to share them with you at the final conference of the LIFE Lynx project. This conference will serve as a...

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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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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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On November 15, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Bucharest organized a formal reception for all Romanian organizations that are key to the success of the LIFE Lynx project.  The meeting took place at the residence of Ambassador Lea Stančič and was attended by representatives of ACDB, the Romanian Ministry of Environment, Romsilva and representatives of the Slovenia Forest Service. Rok Černe, LIFE Lynx project coordinator,...

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In October, a team of enthusiastic cyclists from the European cycling community GravGrav and clothing company I-RIS.cc came to Slovenia in search of the best route for cyclists to be able to explore the Dinaric Mountains. Local cyclists and representatives of LIFE Lynx joined them, to cycle along the routes of the Lynx Walk to find the best cycling option for a new Lynx Cycling Trail. After cycling the routes of the Lynx Walk, Max...

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With support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Blackfoot Challenge, Slovenian and Croatian representatives of the LIFE Lynx project visited Montana, USA for a 10-day exchange. The  exchange strengthened existing partnerships among Slovenian, Croatian, and US conservationists and researchers and explored key lessons from the LIFE Lynx and Blackfoot Challenge wildlife projects. The exchange focused on sharing best...

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