Earlier this year, Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC) captured rare footage of a lynx feeding on its kill in the southern Carpathian forests.
Romania has 250,000 hectares of virgin forest, mostly in the Southern Carpathians, which constitutes the largest unfragmented forest area in Europe. They contain an extraordinarily high number of indigenous species, one third of all European plant species and are home to the largest European populations of large carnivores.
About 1,300 Eurasian lynx are estimated to live in Romania’s forests.
Of the four lynx species, the Eurasian lynx is the largest in size. It is the third largest predator in Europe after the brown bear and the grey wolf.
Watch the incredible video!
Lynx sightings are rare, due to the animal’s discreet nature, so it is wonderful to capture such amazing footage. The scene was recorded by one of Foundation Conservation Carpathia’s camera traps installed in the forest.
The European Nature Trust supports Foundation Conservation Carpathia in its aim to create a world-class wilderness reserve in the Southern Romanian Carpathians, large enough to support significant numbers of large carnivores and to allow natural evolutionary processes to thrive.
Learn more about our work with Foundation Conservation Carpathia here.