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KORA – Carnivore Ecology and Wildlife Management

KORA – Carnivore Ecology and Wildlife Management is an in-state foundation based in Ittigen. The return of the large carnivores to our country is the last phase of the rescue of our native wildlife, whose populations reached a historical low point in the 19th century due to uncontrolled overexploitation and habitat destruction. However, lynx, wolves and bears are not returning to a wilderness, but into a landscape heavily dominated by human use, with many different needs by various users. The wildcat recolonises suitable habitat in this landscape, too. The golden jackal is also expanding in Central Europe and was recorded in 2011 for the first time in Switzerland. KORA studies the life history of these five carnivores and monitors the development of their populations. KORA provides information to the authorities and the general public and offers an advisory function. KORA observes the effects of the large carnivores on our cultural landscape and acquires the basis for a conflict free coexistence of large carnivores with humans.


Lynx «Sofia» on her way to her new habitat. © E. FurlaniLynx «Sofia» on her way to her new habitat. © E. Furlani

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.

Canton du Jura: Deux lynx capturés dans le Jura seront réintroduits dans le Nord-Est de l’Italie

Le Canton du Jura participe à un projet international de conservation du lynx. Dans ce cadre, deux individus ont été capturés la semaine dernière sur le territoire jurassien en vue d’être transférés dans la région d’Udine, dans le Nord-Est de l’Italie. Ils contribueront au renforcement de la population de cette espèce dans cette région.
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