Latest news from the project

We regularly report about news regarding the lynx in Thuringia and current developments in the project.

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16.05.2024

A reason to celebrate: First reintroduction successful!

Yesterday, on May 15, 2024, we reached a milestone for conservation in Thuringia and our project: The first two lynxes were successfully reintroduced into the Thuringian Forest.

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16.05.2024

Welcome Viorel – Successful transport from Romania

We are pleased to announce that the transport of the wild male lynx Vioreel from Romania has been successfully completed.

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16.05.2024

Frieda moves – Last stop before release 

We are pleased to announce that the lynx Frieda from the Wildcat Village Hütscheroda has successfully moved to the new release enclosure in the Thuringian Forest. There, she now has the opportunity to acclimate to her future environment while waiting for the arrival of her potential partner from Romania.

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25.03.2024

Soft-release enclosure completed

In order to slowly adapt to their new environment, all lynx in the project are kept in an enclosure in the middle of the Thuringian Forest for around 2-4 weeks before being released into the wild.

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18.03.2024

The first Romanian lynx!

Our colleagues from ACDB have caught their first lynx in a box trap in the Romanian Carpathians.

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13.03.2024

Lynxes spotted in southern Thuringian Forest

In the southern Thuringian Forest and the Thuringian Slate Mountains, we have been able to confirm the presence of at least two different lynxes in the past few weeks.

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07.02.2024

Lynx offspring in Eichsfeld

In January, our camera traps in the Eichsfeld (North-West Thuringia) were able to confirm the presence of a lynx accompanied by at least two cubs.

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25.01.2024

Official project launch of “Lynx Thuringia 

It’s official: Thuringia’s Minister of the Environment, Bernhard Stengele, marked the start of the project “Lynx Thuringia – Connecting Europe’s Lynxes” today by handing over the grant notification.

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16.01.2024

Lynx Capture Workshop

In lynx projects, there may be situations where a lynx needs to be recaptured. We, from the “Luchs Thüringen” project and other representatives from lynx reintroduction projects in Germany, participated in a workshop on “Lynx Capture” in Switzerland, where there are decades of experience on this topic.

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