June 11 is International Lynx Day. It was announced by 11 organizations involved in the large-scale European project 3Lynx, which is financed by the Interreg Central Europe program. Organizations dedicated to the protection of this rare feline in our country prepare a number of events for the public every year.
The aim of this event is to raise awareness about the protection of the Eurasian lynx in Europe and to familiarize people with the life of these elusive felines. The International Lynx Day will be celebrated in at least 7 European countries this year. The Eurasian lynx is the largest wild cat in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria, and is considered a strictly protected and endangered species. The Czech-Bavarian-Austrian lynx population is spread across these three countries and occupies a vast territory. Due to its low population and isolation from other lynx populations, it is highly endangered. The lynx is also threatened in other areas, such as the Alps and the Dinaric Karst. Therefore, the lynx deserves our attention. Follow the 3LYNX project at www.3lynx.eu.