The lynx rarely hunts domestic animals such as sheep, pigs or hens, the chances of having human-lynx conflicts being almost zero.
The most important threats to lynx population in our country are the following:
• Decrease of reproduction success due to habitat fragmentation and disturbance;
• Destruction and degradation of forest habitats;
• The management plan of the species based on unscientific information;
• Hunting and poaching of prey species leading to the reduction of the trophic resource;
• Disease and parasite transmission in forest habitats by stray dogs and cats.
WHAT WE DO
• We take action to raise people’s awareness on the importance of lynx conservation;
• In the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre we rehabilitate two young orphan lynxes. They are prepared to be released back into the wilderness under close monitoring.
• We gather and analyze national data regarding the conservation status of the lynx, through an online platform, a ‘citizen science’ strategy where everyone can contribute, to gain better knowledge and monitor the conservation status of the lynx;
• We conduct field research to gather data about the ecology and ethology of lynx species.