© Max Kesberger / Luchs Thüringen© Max Kesberger / Luchs Thüringen

© Max Kesberger / Luchs Thüringen


Species conservation: Lynx reintroduction in the Thuringian Forest

Long-term project starts with German-Romanian animals:
- Frieda from Hütscheroda and Viorel from the Carpathians released into the wild
- Two more lynx to follow in summer
- Milestone in the reintroduction in Germany and Central Europe

© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer

© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer


RElynx Saxony: Third lynx released into the wild - Alva has arrived in the Ore Mountains

Since Maundy Thursday, there are no longer two lynxes sneaking through Saxony's forests, but three: Alva the cat has been released near Eibenstock as part of the «RELynx Saxony» project.

© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer

© Archiv Naturschutz LfULG, Alexander Sommer


RElynx Saxony: Juno and Nova - the first lynxes have been reintroduced into the wild

Perhaps a piece of history was written here: On 18 March 2024, the first two lynxes, Juno the male and Nova the female, were released into the wild in the western Ore Mountains as part of the «RELynx Sachsen» project. More animals are to follow and establish a new lynx population in Saxony.

© Zoo Karlsruhe© Zoo Karlsruhe

© Zoo Karlsruhe

New Coordination Enclosure

Karlsruhe Zoo builds coordination enclosure for lynx reintroduction at Oberwald Zoo

Preparing for the wild with minimal human contact / Important building block for future population support

© Tierpark Bern © Tierpark Bern

© Tierpark Bern

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

New Listing of Eurasian and Balkan Lynx

At the 14th Conference of Parties of the UN Convention of Migratory Species (CMS or Bonn Convention) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 12-17 February 2024, the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) was newly listed under Appendix II, and the Critically Endangered Balkan lynx (Lynx lynx balcanicus) under Appendix I.

© BUND Thüringen© BUND Thüringen

© BUND Thüringen


Project Start «Thüringen»

The go-ahead has been given for the project «Lynx «Thüringen» - Connecting Europe's Lynx».


Professional training

Trapping Workshop

All about lynx trapping: 16 lynx experts met in Berne for two days of discussion and a workshop.

© FVA, M.Strein


Hope for Lynx Finja

At the beginning of December 2023, the female lynx Finja was released into the wild in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.