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Title of the project

participation of Lithuanian hunters in large carnivore survey


To examine data on large carnivore distribution/population size collected by hunters and researchers, in doing so to compare the accuracy of data on animal sightings and that on tracks. This could then be used to draw up species management plans

collection of hunters’ data on lynx, wolf, bear and jackal sightings


population estimates over time were developed


Country Lithuania
Level National

Starting date


Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species
Species Type Large carnivores
Name(s) of main species Eurasian lynx - Lynx lynxBrown bear - Ursus arctosGrey wolf - Canis lupusGolden jackal - Canis aureus

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners Gamtos tyrimų centras (http://www.gamtostyrimai.lt/en/)Lietuvos medžiotojų ir žvejų draugija (http://www.lmzd.lt/lt/naujienos/)