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.
More information will follow in June 2017.