As a consequence of human activities and actions, lynx populations in central and western Europe currently have an uneven and fragmented distribution, and their long-term survival is at risk due to the lack of gene flow between them.
Lynx Thuringia aims to connect the lynx populations in Central Europe by creating a stepping-stone population in the Thuringian Forest (Germany). This core population will be created by reintroducing 20 lynx individuals sourced from the wild (10) and from captivity (10).
Between June 2023 and August 2027, ACDB, in collaboration with RNP ROMSILVA, is implementing the project "Lynx Thuringia - Connecting lynx populations across Europe".
The project is coordinated by BUND Thüringen and is funded by the Thuringian Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Nature Conservation (TMUEN) through the ELER program (European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability).
In Romania, ACDB and RNP ROMSILVA will implement two important actions for both the Central European lynx population and the Carpathian lynx population.