Title of the project
Monitoring of large carnivores
to understand the current status and trends of large carnivore populations
Slovenian hunters routinely report all detected mortality of large carnivores, either from legal culls or other causes, which is then verified, measured and sampled by Slovenia Forest Service (SFS) personnel. Professional hunters in SFS hunting reserves, which cover a large proportion of the prime large carnivore habitat, have also been systematically recording all signs of large carnivore presence since 1999.
All data collection is done by either amateur or professional hunters.
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species, Protected species|
|Species Type||Large carnivores|
|Name(s) of main species||Brown bear - Ursus arctosEurasian lynx - Lynx lynxgrey wolf - Canis lupus|
|Leading partners||Slovenian Forestry Service (http://www.zgs.si/eng/about_sfs/organization/slovenia_forest_service/index.html)all amateur hunters|