Protecting lynx in Austria

Promoting lynx-acceptance

© Christof Wermter
© Christof Wermter

In Austria there are two separate lynx populations: the first in Mühlviertel, which borders directly on the Bavarian Forest and the Bohemian Forest. In addition there are single individuals in the Alpine part of Austria to be counted as part of the Alpine population. However both of these populations are very small.

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.

This is why EuroNatur is supporting three actions:


  • Measures for educational outreach and promotion of lynx-acceptance among organised hunters
  • The monitoring of lynx population numbers
  • Exchange of experience among lynx experts from various European countries with the aim of enabling the adoption of effective strategies for long-term survival of the big cats in Austria too.


Partners: Österreichische Naturschutzjugend (Austrian youth initiative for trans-boundary ecology), Bruck/Mur Nature Conservation Centre (Austria)

Sponsoring:EuroNatur donors and sponsors

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