Lynx lynx

Lynx, the largest of the wild cat species is regularly seen in our country. One of them was caught and tracked by the KuzeyDoğa team in 2014.

The lynx, which was caught for the first time in Turkey wore a transmitter. It is one of the hardest animals to see and catch in the world, was named “Light”,inspired by Latin word for Lynx.

This first study was carried out within the scope of the KuzeyDoğa Society’s protocol with the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks. After 1.5 years of efforts, together with scientists from Utah, Zagreb, Caucasus, Boğaziçi and Zurich Universities, the lynx was attached to a collar with a GSM/GPS transmitter within the scope of the “Eastern Anatolia Wildlife Research and Protection Project.”

The collars automatically fall off the lynx’s neck at the end of a year of monitoring.

With the ongoing capture and follow-up studies, we learn about the habitats and seasonal behavior of lynxes.

In order to get information about their genetic diversity and nutrition, the samples taken are examined with laboratory studies.

To protect them and improve their condition, the first step is to learn about them and understand their vital needs.

The results of the study provide us a scientific basis for nature conservation studies.