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More lynx roam Germany's forests

Because of their fur the lynx were persecuted mercilessly, they were regarded in Germany as eradicated. Now they are again propagated back and roam the woods. T

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More lynx roam Germany's forests

Because of their fur the lynx were persecuted mercilessly, they were regarded in Germany as eradicated. Now they are again propagated back and roam the woods. The Situation of the wild cats, however, is still critical.

In Germany, more in the wild lynx are on the road again. 135 animals have been counted in the past year. This has informed the Federal office for nature conservation (BfN). At least as many roamed through the forests. In the previous year, the office has reported 114 animals.

The rise is due, according to the BfN, especially on a reintroduction project in Rhineland-Palatinate. The lynx showed the officer for the first time, two young animals.

lynx witnesses, little Junior - the cats need more rest and greater retreat.

in addition, in Germany there are two major Occurrences: A Population living in Eastern Bavaria, a second-Westphalia can be found from the resin to Northern Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia. The observers showed 43 young animals and 85 of the older lynx, in seven animals, they could not determine the age.

Individual lynx are male, according to the experts in the state of Hesse, Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia on-the-go. Here the females, the avoid spaces, according to the BfN greater distances and, in particular, unsuitable life are missing most of the time.

Critical conditions

however, It is still critical to maintain the animals, said BfN President Beate Jessel. "Mainly due to the fragmentation of habitats and illegal killings, the species is at risk in this country continues to be strong."

in addition, the lynx showed little talent. The cats are in need of more peace and greater retreat. The environmental organisation WWF criticised, therefore, the fragmentation of habitats by settlements, industrial areas and roads.

cause of death road traffic

In 20 females were able to see the observer in the last monitoring year, the young elf mother animals were detected in the resin, eight in the Bavarian forest and in the Palatinate forest. The main cause of death for the lynx road.

The Bund for environment and nature conservation (BUND) is calling for greater efforts for the preservation. It is, among other things, more crossing AIDS on streets would need to be created, illegal killings are consistent to pursue.

Eurasian lynx is a protected strict in Germany and was long extinct. The animals are in danger and come to the information of the BfN either from reintroduction projects or are from neighboring countries immigrated. Lynx primarily feed on deer.

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