In the beginning of January, the Slovenian and Slovakian LIFE Lynx teams joined forces and activated four box-traps, set in the Slovakian Carpathian Mountains.
One box-trap was set and activated in Vtačnik mountains and three box traps in the area of Volovec Mountains, in Betliar hunting ground, managed by Košice enterprise of the Forests of SR. This is the last LIFE Lynx lynx-trapping season in Slovakia and the plan is to capture two more lynxes for translocation to Slovenia and Croatia. According to the cameras, set near the box traps, some lynxes are visiting these areas quite regularly.
As part of the visit, Slovenian team also visited the Bojnice National ZOO, met with the acting director, and checked the lynx quarantine enclosure where all translocated lynxes were quarantined before translocations to the Dinaric Mountains and Slovenian Alps.