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Distribution and status of lynx in the border region between Czech Republic, Germany and Austria

Distribution and status of lynx in the border region between Czech Republic, Germany and Austria This paper summarizes available information concerning the presence of the Eurasian lynxLynx lynx Linneaus, 1758 in the Šumava Mountains and adjacent areas along the common border of Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Our data give an overview of the lynx population occupying the border region between the three countries from 1990 to 1999. We estimated population size using radiotracking data. From 1990 to 1998, population increased from under 20 to nearly 70 resident animals. During this time, reproduction increased as well, with a maximum of 55 kittens observed in the rearing period of 1998 to 1999. Mortality data indicated that illegal hunting was widespread. Our paper discusses possible links with other lynx populations and describes the legal status of lynx in the three different countries. Current management approaches are outlined and steps toward a long-term conservation plan for the population are proposed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Theriologica Springer Journals

Distribution and status of lynx in the border region between Czech Republic, Germany and Austria

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Mammal Research Institute, Bialowieza, Poland
Subject
Life Sciences; Zoology; Animal Physiology; Behavioural Sciences; Animal Ecology; Evolutionary Biology; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
ISSN
0001-7051
eISSN
2190-3743
DOI
10.1007/BF03192427
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Abstract

This paper summarizes available information concerning the presence of the Eurasian lynxLynx lynx Linneaus, 1758 in the Šumava Mountains and adjacent areas along the common border of Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Our data give an overview of the lynx population occupying the border region between the three countries from 1990 to 1999. We estimated population size using radiotracking data. From 1990 to 1998, population increased from under 20 to nearly 70 resident animals. During this time, reproduction increased as well, with a maximum of 55 kittens observed in the rearing period of 1998 to 1999. Mortality data indicated that illegal hunting was widespread. Our paper discusses possible links with other lynx populations and describes the legal status of lynx in the three different countries. Current management approaches are outlined and steps toward a long-term conservation plan for the population are proposed.

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Acta TheriologicaSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 5, 2010

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