EuroNatur projects for protecting lynx in Europe


© Gunther Willinger
© Gunther Willinger

Between dream and realisation
Without human support lynxes will not be able to re-conquer their habitat in the long term in all the German Uplands. More...


© Christof Wermter
© Christof Wermter

For successful protection of the lynx in Austria the two key factors are to gain a clear picture of the present population and to win over the local people to an understanding and acceptance of the animal's presence. More...


Balkan Green Belt

© Gabriel Schwaderer
© Gabriel Schwaderer

The Balkan Lynx – the last remaining specimens of the species

Nobody can say exactly how many Balkan lynxes there still are. But according to scientific estimates there are probably not even 100 of them left. More...

Northern Dinaric Alps

© Stefan Preis
© Stefan Preis

The Dinaric Alps lynx population survives in the borderlands between Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. More … 

European wildlife networks

© Jan-Hendrik Huch
© Jan-Hendrik Huch

For species such as wolves, bears, lynxes and their prey roads and railway tracks often form insurmountable obstacles. How can this negative impact be kept as small as possible? More ...

Involving local people

© Annette Spangenberg
© Annette Spangenberg

Ecological regional development in the Balkan Green Belt

Those who turn out to be crucial for the success or failure of protective measures may be people who at first sight appear to have nothing to do with nature conservation. More ...

Nature conservationists for the Balkan

© Thies Geertz
© Thies Geertz

As yet there is little attention paid to nature conservation in the Balkans. EuroNatur is systematically building up a close-knit network of up-and coming nature conservationists. More...


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Brown Bear

Seen as a predator with a sweet tooth, a much loved model for soft toys yet outlawed and hunted down as a blood-thirsty beast: the brown bear.


Lithe and skillful, the lynx is a shy, lone hunter. If it is to survive in Europe and if the population is to be undisturbed enough to increase in number, intensive protection measures will be required.


Mankind's relationship to the wolf is ambivalent – on the one hand the animal is admired as a skilled and untiring hunter but also ill-famed as Isengrim the bloodthirsty and persecuted.

Migratory birds

Always to be where living conditions are best: this is a luxury that only those with wings can afford.

Green Belt

Across 12 500 kilometres (over 7700 miles) the Green Belt stretches along the one-time Iron Curtain forming a corridor of habitats for an exceptional diversity of species.

Rivers in Europe

Where in Germany can you still find the original wild rivers? You'll need a magnifying glass. But in the Balkans such utopias still exist on a large scale, even today.

EuroNatur award

Environmental award since 1992.

Nature photo competition

International nature photography competition "Treasures of Nature in Europe". Join us - it's free!

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