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.
In this project are 3 lynx populations, the Bohemian-Bavarian-Austrian, Dinaric, and South-East Alpine populations are being targeted. All three are relatively small and isolated reintroduced populations that occupy areas shared by a number of countries. Knowledge about any species’ biology ...
The project has three main aims – lynx population monitoring, preparation of a lynx conservation strategy at a population level, and cooperation with stakeholders (especially hunters, foresters and landowners, who often have direct contact with lynx). Conservation strategy planning ...
|Lynx Monitoring Methods|
Transnational toolbox for population-level lynx monitoring is brief summary of four monitoring methods most commonly used in Central Europe. Advantages and limitations of these methods are reviewed.
| Legal Framework for Lynx|
This useful document reviews lynx status under national and international nature conservation law.
Collection of state-of-the-art participatory approaches for conflict reduction and stakeholder involvement.
|Lynx monitoring approaches|
Compendium of existing approaches for lynx monitoring from other sources
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