Protecting lynx in the Northern Dinaric Alps

Taking action across borders

© Stefan Preis
© Stefan Preis

The population of lynxes in the Dinaric Alps roams across the borders of three countries: Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is a striking case: here protective measures cannot be allowed to halt at political borders. Thinking and taking action across borders is a pre-condition for developing successful protection measures for the lynx.

For this reason EuroNatur supports:

  • Cross-boundary cooperation in research, management and protection of Dinaric lynxes.
  • The establishment of a genetic database in Croatia to record how many Dinaric lynxes live in the region at present.
  • Exchange of knowledge between lynx experts from Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Educational outreach to the local population to foster understanding of the lynx and of how it is endangered.

Partner: University of Zagreb

Sponsoring:EuroNatur sponsors


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