© Ole Anders

© Ole Anders

© Ole Anders

Lynx management

The reintroduction of lynx in Rhineland-Palatinate is attended by the release of the lynx Management plan of Rhineland-Palatinate. This plan handles most of the possible problems with lynx, livestock, hunting, poaching and illegal releases.

Livestock breeders can get 100% compensation after a lynx attack on sheep, goats or other livestock. The lynx must be exclusionary, so the victim must show some signs of predation and/or typical use of a lynx. The lynx as predator can be proven by DNA-analytics or camera traps.

The affected breeders can only apply for 90% founding for additional electric fencing (strands or mobile electric fence) on their enclosures. All this is based on a close control (<24h) of the dead livestock after the attack to safe the DNA-traces. Rhineland-Palatinate implemented a hotline for all kinds of predator relevant cases.

Poaching and illegal release will result in investigation of possible extraction of the illegal lynx with unknown genetic origin and also in consideration of additional releases as compensation for the killed lynx.

Further details can be found in the German managementplan.

Lynx - Hotline

LIFE Lynx-Team:

06306 911 156

Large carnivores-Hotline:

06306 911 199