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Title of the project

DinaRis: A Project in Support of Transboundary Cooperation in Lynx Conservation


to establish a network of partnerships in the northern Dinarics, which will contribute towards promotion and long-term conservation of natural values of the area

11 individuals equipped with GPS tags were tracked,
individuals’ bone marrow was analysed,
individuals were tracked in snow conditions,
prey consumption was monitored,
surveys were undertaken examining the local tolerance for lynx presence,
development and proposal of a joint lynx management plan,
joint monitoring of the population and its genetic material,
creation of websites and leaflets to raise awareness of the presence of lynx in the Dinarics,
work with schools to raise awareness of lynx and other large carnivores in the area,
held lectures about lynx for the general public,
communicated with the media about lynx.

Slovenian Hunters Association and its members were particularly active on the field for the monitoring work. They were also involved with the common management strategy with Croatia.


Country Slovenia, Croatia
Level International

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland, Coastal, Island, Mountains, Suburban


Species Caracteristics Protected species, Threatened species
Species Type Large carnivores
Name(s) of main species Eurasian lynx - Lynx lynx

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners Society Dinaricum [Slovenia] (http://dinaricum.si/en/),
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zagreb, Croatia (http://www-staro.vef.unizg.hr/en/)
Other partners Slovenian:
University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology (http://www.bf.uni-lj.si/dekanat/novosti/)
Slovenia Forest Service (http://www.zgs.si/eng/about_sfs/organization/slovenia_forest_service/index.html)
Symbiosis Institute (http://www.zavod-symbiosis.si/E_home.html)
Hunters Association of Slovenia (http://www.lovska-zveza.si/)
Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation (http://www.zrsvn.si/sl/)

State Institute for Nature Protection (http://www.dzzp.hr/eng/)
Croatian Forests
NP Risnjak (http://np-risnjak.hr/)

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)