Friends of the Earth Czech Republic organize a field monitoring of lynx and wolf in the mountains on Czech-Slovakian border. Join the action, help with field research, conservation, learn about large mammals and their role in forest ecosystem... and find people with similar interest!
Supporters of large carnivores have a reason to celebrate. Romanian government announced on the 4th October that it will no longer allow hunting of large carnivores for “trophies”. According to experts, trophy hunting represents one of the major threats to European significant populations of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wildcats in Romania.
Nearly half a century ago, Bavarian and Czech conservationists began to contemplate the idea of returning the Eurasian lynx back to the ecosystem of the Bohemian Forest. Amid the discussions surrounding the establishment of national parks on both sides of the national border, a group of expert and amateur conservationists was formed with the aim to promote the return of endangered or locally extinct species including the Eurasian lynx.
Wolf pack that settled in the Broumov region in autumn 2015 welcomed at least two newborn pups this spring. Reproduction success was confirmed over the summer when Friends of the Earth field workers managed to record pack's howling and the pups appeared on the camera trap footage. This proves that there are at least four wolves now living in the Broumov area. The following video montage showing Broumov young wolves in play expands our current knowledge of the grey wolf distribution in the Czech Republic.
Slovakian Ministry of Environment responded to calls from local authorities and allocated 1.5 million euro from the Environmental Fund to securing municipal waste containers against brown bears. Dozens of lockable boxes will appear before in November in the city of High Tatras and the two Low Tatras villages.
Unique footage confirms that at least four wolf pups were born this spring in the Kokořínsko-Mácha's Region (in the Central Bohemia). They were recorded by the camera trap of Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic (Administration of PLA Kokořínsko-Mácha's Region) which is installed in the heart of National Nature Reserve Břehyně-Pecopala. These are the first images of this year's young wolves.
We have already informed here that the populations of large carnivores in Europe are recovering and that they are gradually returning to their former home range. This is also true for the brown bear (Ursus arctos) – currently the continent’s most abundant large carnivore. It is present in 26 European countries where it inhabits a wide range of habitats including relatively densely populated agricultural landscapes.
Support the unique project of protection of lynx, wolves and bears in the Beskydy Mountains. In past centuries these carnivores were exterminated and their return needs our help. Local group of Friends of the Earth Czech Republic realize conservation activities focused on field monitoring, education of stakeholders and prevention of poaching.