German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
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09.03.2018 | TOP NEWS, Biodiversity Conservation, Media Release

The lynx is back in the Thuringian Forest

A camera trap provided the evidence: The lynx is back in the Thuringian Forest. (Picture: Dirk Hirsch)

A camera trap provided the evidence: The lynx is back in the Thuringian Forest. (Picture: Dirk Hirsch)

This photo shows how the lynx marks a tree with its urine, a typical behaviour. (Picture: Dirk Hirsch)

This photo shows how the lynx marks a tree with its urine, a typical behaviour. (Picture: Dirk Hirsch)

Also tracks of the lynx were found in the fresh snow. (Picture: Dirk Hirsch)

Also tracks of the lynx were found in the fresh snow. (Picture: Dirk Hirsch)

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After 200 years, the shy cat is back

Leipzig/Oberschönau. With the support of a local nature conservationist, scientists from the iDiv research center and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg have found evidence for the presence of the lynx in the Thuringian Forest. North of the village of Oberschönau an adult individual was photographed by a camera trap. The photos proof unequivocally that the shy carnivore is back in the Thuringian Forest – 200 years after its dissapearance.

 

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