«Quo vadis Lynx?» – Conference and Workshop
From May 10 to12, some 60 experts from continental Europe met in Wöltingerode in the German Harz Mountains to hold a conference and to discuss the concepts and cooperation for the conservation of the Carpathian lynx in West and Central Europe in a workshop. The Carpathian lynx was originally restricted to the Carpathian Mountains. Reintroduction projects have used this subspecies of the Eurasian lynx to restore the former lynx range. Hence a broad and sensible cooperation between all West- and Central European countries is needed to secure the long-term survival of the metapopulation of Carpathian lynx.
KORA REPORT NO. 114 IS PUBLISHED
This report presents the wolf monitoring (Marchairuz and Risoux packs) during the biological year 2021/22 in the southern Vaud Jura region and the neighbouring French departments.
© Laurent Geslin
Wildcat on the Plateau of Vaud and Fribourg
Having escaped extinction, the European wildcat is on the rise again in Switzerland. Although the vast majority of Swiss wildcats are found in the Jura, the species has recently colonised some new areas. The KORA Foundation conducts several surveys with camera traps on the situation of wildcats in the Swiss Central Plateau.
Caught in the photo trap ©AJF GR
Longest known dispersal of wolf in Europe
M237 was born in the canton of Grisons, was radio-collared by the Office for Hunting and Fishing of the Canton of Grisons and migrated hundreds of kilometres east to the Hungarian-Slovakian border from June 2022 to March 2023. Thus, the canton of Grisons succeeded in documenting the longest dispersal of a wolf in Europe known so far.
Lynx «Sofia» on her way to her new habitat. © E. Furlani
Two Swiss lynx to strengthen the population in Italy
In the canton of Jura, two lynx were captured by KORA in cooperation with the Institute for Fish and Wildlife Health FIWI and the responsible game warden, and were brought to Italy for release at the beginning of March. The purpose of the relocation is to prevent the extinction of lynx in the Dinaric mountains and the south-eastern Alps. Both lynx will be monitored by means of radio collars after their release.