Lynx

Did you know that tufts of hair on lynx ears allow them to hear better?

Lynx is the biggest European cat, living in the wildest parts of Poland. This one of the biggest predators in Europe is on the verge of extinction and some populations of this species are still endangered – without active protection they do not stand a chance of survival.

Threats

By symbolically adopting an animal, you are supporting WWF’s efforts to strengthen conservation and continue the recovery of this species.

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Forest destruction

The destruction of forests and cutting down of the oldest tree stands causes the loss of convenient places for life, where the Carpathian species can find many hiding places, peace and the best conditions for raising their young. Old trees are cut down, the best lynx refuges disappear.

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Roads

Modernization of roads and creation of new ones interferes with areas reserved for wildlife and disturbs peace. Increased vehicle traffic directly threatens animals, which often die under the wheels. This applies to both lynx and roe deer, which are the primary food of these predators.

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Poaching

Intensive hunting and poaching has led to the extinction of the lynx in Western and Central Europe. Lynx are protected in many European countries, including Poland. However, poaching is still a problem.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?

Adopt a lynx