The Eurasian lynx is a highly endangered species, protected under national laws and the EU Habitat Directive. The main threats for lynx survival are illegal killing, happening due to lack of acceptance by key stakeholders and habitat fragmentation hindering migration. In addition, non-harmonised (national) monitoring and management hamper a coordinated approach. The challenge is to integrate lynx monitoring, conservation and management into a common strategy on transnational level.
The project will do so, by improving lynx conservation capacities of responsible stakeholders through experience, data and tool sharing and by implementing a harmonised lynx monitoring at population level. The project will also be an instrument to achieve active involvement of key stakeholders, namely hunters and foresters, into lynx conservation issues.
The Eurasian lynx was once quite common in all of Europe. It is a nocturnal cat. It preys largely on small to medium sized forest mammals, like roe deer and hare, so conflicts between lynx and human was not so escalated as in case of other European large carnivores - like wolf or bear. Nevertheless...
In this project, Czech – Bavarian – Austrian (Bohemian-Bavarian Population) and Slovenian-Italian (Dinaric respectively Alpine Population) lynx populations are involved. All of them are small isolated populations. All were established by reintroduction of animals from Carpathian population. All of them...
Although legal and socio-economic situation differs among partner countries, the main challenges for lynx conservation are similar, and mitigation of conflicts between stakeholders is strongly needed to reduce illegal killing. Innovative lynx monitoring approaches must be up-to-date and cover...
As first step, we will establish transnational common ground for lynx monitoring and management. We will create on-line lynx monitoring database and data analysis software that enables easy and safe transnational sharing of data. We will summarize different methodological approaches to...
1. 7. 2017
30. 6. 2020