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Lynx Monitoring

Lynx monitoring documents the spatial and numerical development of both populations and the number of animals per compartment. Additionally, in collaboration with the Centre of Fish- and Wildlife medicine or FiWi, data for the physical and genetic health and for the causes of death are collected. For surveying the lynx population, several methods are used:The most important method to capture individually marked lynx is nowadays by camera trapping. Specific questions are answered with the help of telemetry thanks to collared lynx. All dead found lynx are examined by the FiWi. The game warden survey gives us yearly a complete overview and a monitoring control.

We are interested in all reliable lynx evidences. Do you have made a lynx observation?

Here you can report it to us.

Pictures of good quality, as this camera trap picture, allow a precise identification of the animal based on its individual coat pattern. That characteristic makes it possible to calculate the population size for monitoring purposes using the capture-recapture method. Camera trap picture, region Walensee, 2012. © KORA