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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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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13.12.2023

Practical training for Lynx commissioners

Similar to forensic experts at a crime scene, the Lynx Commissioners practiced analyzing all evidence (footprints, bite marks, feeding characteristics, etc.) and attempted to find hairs or collect fresh saliva samples from the carcass to determine which animal or even which individual was involved.

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27.11.2023

Info Event for „Luchs Thüringen“

On November 27th, an information event for the project “Lynx Thuringia” took place at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Thuringian Forest Information Center.

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14.11.2023

Behavioral test passed

The lynxes Frieda and Junior, born in Hütscheroda in 2022, have demonstrated that they exhibit the necessary wariness towards humans, making them suitable candidates for release into the wild.

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01.08.2023

Completion of our coordination enclosure

At the beginning of August, our lynx coordination facility in the wildcat village Hütscheroda was completed.

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05.07.2023

Lynx offspring in the wildcat village Hütscheroda

In early summer, Kaja, the lynx of the wildcat village Hütscheroda, became a mother for the fourth time!

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22.06.2023

Lynx illegally killed

At the beginning of June, a male lynx was found dead in the Eichsfeld region of Thuringia, not far from the border with Lower Saxony.

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10.12.2022

Lynx Norik arrived at the Kalkalpen National Park

Norik is the first lynx bred in the Wildcat Village Hütscheroda’s conservation program, now ready to lead a life in the wild.