Wildlife Research and Conservation

Farmers have been given permission to eradicate voles by spreading poison leaving many animals at risk.

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We've recently discussed sousliks on Czech national radio. Missed the programmes? Don't worry, you can catch up here.

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We have just published ALKA Wildlife o.p.s. annual report for 2018.

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We invite you to join us in Pavlovice on for the festivities including apricot wine tasting and ope wine cellars

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For International Lynx Day on June 11, many different Czech organisations prepared events to get the public better acquainted with intimate insights into the lives of lynx.

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We're celebrating World Otter Day 2019!

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The first of this year's falcon chicks have been ringed. We installed their home, a specialised falcon nest box, high up on the top of the Ledvice Power Station chimney, Czech Republic.

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Now that spring is in the air, the winter hibernation of sousliks comes to an end. Another monitoring season of this critically endangered mammal can begin.

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We have captured a Northern Raccoon on our camera traps in Krušné Hory.

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The nest boxes on the chimneys of the Litvínov chemical plant are home to nesting Peregrine falcons again.

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We spent the last week trekking through meters of snow in Krušné Hory looking for otters, well precisely, their genetic samples.

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Representatives of CMMJ, CRS and RS CR said yesterday that they proposed to launch the use of "deadly traps" for otter and beaver. Experts warn, however, that these are cruel, inhumane, forbidden traps.

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Tereza Mináriková talks with Radio Prague about the Wild cat. If you missed it, you can listen to it from the radio archives.

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Another Moravian wine-growing village boasts a sign of ‘Souslik friendly vineyard”. This time it is the village of Miroslav. The sousliks began to spread from the local airport to the surrounding vineyards.

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October 2018 will be black in regard to otter death statistics. This month, seventeen dead otters have been found on the roads. It turns out that traffic is a deadly factor in otter survival.

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We've published a new article on the American mink in Živa magazine, May 2018.

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Peregrine falcon couples are doing well this year at the ČEZ towers. In the Northern Bohemia, a total of 10 chicks have hatched and another 4 in Central Bohemia.

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We have created the new "Souslik friendly Orchard" trademark. This first orchard we proud awarded the new trademark to has their first souslik friendly apricots!

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On 11 June we will be celebrating International Lynx Day

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The Planetarium programme broadcasted an interview with Václav Beran on otters and the Lutra lutra project on Saturday, April 28, 2017 at 18:05.

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We cordially invite you to 'Open Cellars' in Hnanice on May 5, 2018. We will be there with our souslik information stand.

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In October 2017, the Lutra Lutra cross-border project started. On April 11, 2018, the opening conference of the project will take place in Via Re, Dresden, where the latest findings on the Eurasian otter will be presented. ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION Lectures will be held in German and Czech with simultaneous translation...

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Camera traps placed within the project 3 Lynx by ALKA Wildlife have for the first time in history recorded the occurrence of a wolf in Netolice, South Bohemia.

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What camera traps show us Tereza Mináriková (ALKA Wildlife) will give a lecture on the use of camera traps in zoological research and will also be discussing the results of recent canivore and ungulate monitoring in the Bohemian Forest. We cordially invite you. Lecturer: Tereza Mináriková When: 27. 3. 2018...

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We are monitoring lynx in the Novohradské Mountains and want to lift the lid on this elusive population.

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Vydra říční je šelma, která se po desítkách let navrátila i do potoků Krušných hor a je možné se s ní potkat i na tocích v podkrušnohoří. Jak jsou na tom vydry v této oblasti?

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During the summers of 2015 and 2016, we completed the largest edible dormouse survey - the results are in.

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Spolupráce při instalaci a monitoringu rysů s veřejností přinesla video rysa z nové lokality.

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This photographic evidence has brought the first proof of Eurasian lynx reproduction in the Czech Novohrady Mountains

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From his birth in the Bavarian Forest, to a brief mating period in the Novohradské Mountains, our lynx Jan is now in the Blanský Forest.

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Joachim was born in 2013 on the Austrian side of the Novohradské Mountains, in Fraiwald. He was photographed for the first time as a six-month-old kitten, eating freshly caught deer with his mother and sibling.

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For some time now we have been watching the same tree stump in Prachatice, it's extremely popular!

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From autumn 2014 to autumn 2015, there was a suspicious exchange of all lynxes living in the Novohradské Mountains. Causes are discussed.

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We need your help again - our new male lynx, from Šumava needs a name!

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Dnes bychom Vám rádi představili "našeho" nejstaršího rysa, kocoura Morrise.

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Poznávat jednotlivé rysy podle skvrn může být někdy jednoduché, někdy až extrémně těžké. Jak jste na tom Vy osobně, si můžete vyzkoušet v kvízu.

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We cordially invite you to meet the Edible dormouse. We’re going to be checking nest boxes for their presence and be listening for their calls in the woods under the Sovinec Castle.

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Rysí kočka Jiskra z Novohradských hor má dvě koťata. Fotka této rysí rodinky je prvním důkazem o rozmnožování rysa v Novohradských horách vůbec.

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As we obtain more photos of our lynx in South Bohemia, we are able to give them individual names. Today it is time to name a newly identified lynx from the Novohradské Mountains.

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Rysí kočka Michelle žije na Prachaticku. Již skoro dva roky můžeme sledovat její příběh. Poprvé ji zaznamenala fotopast v listopadu 2014.

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Modern technologies such as GPS tracking collars and camera traps are allowing for a more accurate estimate of the size of the Czech-Bavarian-Austrian lynx population.

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Today, we would like to introduce to you one of the new lynx living in the Novohradské mountains - Jan. He proves that lynx are indifferent to country borders.

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Since last year, we have been mapping the Edible dormouse in the Czech Republic. We would be very happy hear about your observations.

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We cordially invite you to our next event - a night walk through the woods in the Podyjí National Park.

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We’ve received many public records of dormice, including some beautiful photographs. We have also received a great rarity from Šumava - a record of our most precious dormouse, the Garden dormouse.

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Road transport is increasingly threatening our protected otters. Around fifty dead animals are found annually, and their number continues to rise.

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Where can we find the edible dormouse? They are mainly deciduous forests but are most numerous are in beech forests and oak forests.

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We cordially invite you to a seminar on the protection and research the Edible dormouse and European souslik, which will be held next week at the Faculty of Science, Charles University.

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During the summer of 2015, monitoring of the Saker falcon population of the Czech Republic took place.

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This year, the first systematic mapping of the Edible dormouse in the Czech Republic will take place. Do you want to join in?

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