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 helped to improve lynx conservation capacities of responsible stakeholders through experience, data and tool sharing and by implementing a harmonised lynx monitoring at population level. The project also strived to actively involve 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 had 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
|Lynx monitoring report|
Lynx monitoring report of BBA population for Lynx year 2017 (1.5.2017 - 30.4.2018)
Aligned support environment for long-lasting transnational cooperation in lynx conservation
Health, Husbandry and Management of Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)
|Overview of good practices|
|Lynx Conservation Strategy||Conservation Strategy for the Bohemian-Bavarian-Austrian Lynx population|
|Lynx monitoring report||Lynx monitoring report of BBA population for Lynx year 2018 (1.5.2018 - 30.4.2019)|
Interactive map of the lynx occurrence
LIFE Lynx - Path of the Lynx - trailer
Brochure Stopy rysa in Czech
Brochure Aufpassen auf den Luchs in German
Brochure Attenzione alla Lince in Italian
Brožura Seznamte se s rysem in Czech
1. 7. 2017
30. 9. 2020