To accurately monitor the population size and trend of the Norwegian Lynx population over time Observations of lynx tracks are submitted to ROVDATA; this data is combined with data on movement rates and home range sizes collected from lynx that have been equipped with GPS collars all across Norway allowing the estimation of the number of different females who reproduced the previous summer.
The hunters’ association are responsible for a network of almost 2000 transects that are surveyed on skis each winter to produce an index of the number of lynx tracks. Finally, all hunters who shoot a lynx submit the entire skinned carcass for research purposes. hunters submit data
Starting date: 2013
Species: Eurasian Lynx (Lynx Lynx)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Research and data collection
Leading partners: ROVDATA - http://www.rovdata.no/NORGES JEGER- OG FISKERFORBUND (NJFF) - http://www.njff.no/