In-situ feeding as a new management tool to conserve orphaned Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)

Joseph Premier, Martin Gahbauer, Franz Leibl & Marco Heurich
High human-caused mortality due to wildlife-vehicle-collisions and illegal killing leads to frequent cases of orphaned Eurasian lynx juveniles. Under natural conditions, this would result in starvation of the young. To avoid this, wildlife managers conventionally rear animals in captivity and release them later. However, this measure is an undesirable outcome for species conservation, managers and animals alike. Increased awareness of Eurasian lynx orphaned by human-caused mortality means managers must often intervene in endangered populations. In...
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