Large Carnivore Monitoring (Lynx, Wolf) in Rhineland-Palatinate

In 1999 a long-term monitoring system was established in order to gather and assess information about the occurrence and distribution of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) in the Palatinate Forest and surroundings. Subsequently the study area was enlarged and now covers Rhineland-Palatinate. In 2014 the wolf (Canis lupus) has been integrated in this monitoring system. The Research Institute for Forest Ecology and Forestry of Rhineland-Palatinate (FAWF) is in charge of the Large Carnivore Monitoring. The results are an important base for the conservation and management of these endangered species.

The Large Carnivore Monitoring in Rhineland-Palatinate is conducted within monitoring compartments. In
each compartment, hints are gathered and verified by persons specifically trained by the FAWF. These trained field-experts are contact persons for the public in their compartment. The FAWF is also in charge of data processing and the scientific evaluation of the monitoring data. The results, which should be objective and transparent, are published regularly.

There is a Large Carnivore-hotline (+496306-911199) for reports where you can leave a message. A trained field-expert will call you back as soon as possible. If you want to call the trained field-experts directly, here you will find the telephone numbers and further information about this Large Carnivore Monitoring:[showUid]=204&cHash=100b4f152a%29

Killed livestock and information needs concerning livestock protection and damage compensation can also be reported at this email-address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The monitoring tool being applied in this project was developed by the Institute for Landscape Management of the University of Freiburg, Germany. Adoption and implementation of the tool was carried out in cooperation with the FAWF. This monitoring tool is out of order. You will find up-to-date information on the website mentioned above.

Please note: data for the nature reserve Vosges du Nord are available untill 2010 (type of indication not mentioned ["Sonstige"]).