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Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2017 16:07 Uhr Alter: 35 days

First Balkan lynx female captured

Kategorie: Luchs
On Saturday 18 February, the Balkan Lynx Recovery team from the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) successfully captured the first female of the Critically Endangered Balkan lynx.

Her name is Maya and she is the fifth lynx which has been captured for scientific purposes. Maya was captured on Stogovo Mountain in western Macedonia. Maya should help filling gaps in knowledge on Balkan lynx ecology which are relevant to refine conservation measures. The Balkan lynx was recently included on the IUCN Red List for Threatened Species as Critically Endangered. The major threats are illegal killing, prey depletion and habitat destruction. Since 2006, the transboundary Balkan Lynx Recovery Programme is working for its conservation. 

Press release MES, 24.02.2017  PDF