REINTRODUCTION projects: WWF is working to 'link the lynx' with the goal of restoring lynx populations across the Alpine region. In France and Switzerland, successful reintroduction programmes have already enabled lynx to expand their range and establish new homes. WWF continues to be involved with lynx reintroductions, the latest being the release of two individuals in Austria's Limestone Alps.
To monitor the progress of re-established populations, WWF supported the development of two lynx monitoring projects operated by KORA: the European Lynx Online Information System (ELOIS) and the Status and Conservation of the Alpine Lynx Populations (SCALP).
LIVESTOCK PROTECTION projects: A major conflict issue that limits acceptance of large carnivores in the Alps is the presumed threat of bears, wolves, and lynx to the livestock industry. WWF is promoting the use of livestock protection strategies to enhance the acceptance of bears, wolves, and lynx in livestock herding communities in the Alps. Reintroducing the use of specially trained guard dogs and protective fences are key strategies that WWF is testing. The successful implementation of these strategies will help to reduce conflict between humans and the returning large carnivores.
- Lynx conservation in the Swiss Alps (French/German/Italian)
- Lynx conservation in the Italian Alps (Italian)
- Lynx conservation in the Austrian Alps (German)
- Eurasian Lynx Online Information System for Europe (English)
- KORA reports on the Lynx (German/English/French)
- Status and Conservation of the Alpine Lynx Population (English/German)