Slovakia, renowned for its captivating landscapes, is a veritable haven for diverse wildlife and flora. From the lush, verdant forest expanses to fertile lowlands, the country offers habitats for an array of creatures. Your journey as a volunteer in Slovakia on our Wolf and Lynx Tracking Project promises a deep dive into the wilderness, tracking these majestic creatures and contributing to their conservation.
Slovakia’s impressive variety of birds calls its extensive forests and lowlands home. Among these, the Ural, Pygmy, and Tengmalm’s owls, woodpeckers, Black Storks, Lesser-spotted, Imperial and Golden Eagles, Black Grouse, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Nutcracker, Common Rosefinch, and the elusive Wallcreeper make Slovakia their nesting ground. In the Danube floodplains, you might spot the White Stork, Syrian Woodpecker, Short-toed Treecreeper, Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, and various Warblers.
The Slovakian forests are a sanctuary for majestic creatures such as Brown Bears, Lynxes, and Wolves. Our Wolf and Lynx Tracking Project takes you on an adventure into the wilderness, providing insights into their behaviours and the threats they face. In addition to these, you might encounter the delightful Chamois and Marmots in certain landscapes, along with an assortment of butterfly and dragonfly species.
Slovakia’s wildlife faces significant threats, including habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation. The most vulnerable species inhabit the country’s forests, wetlands, and grasslands. The incursion of invasive species, particularly fish, poses a serious challenge. Furthermore, mammals’ survival is jeopardised by livestock farming, ranching, and hunting. Critical conservation efforts in Slovakia aim to reduce the conflicts between large carnivores and local populations, providing support to those affected by these clashes.
Embrace the opportunity to contribute to Slovakia’s wildlife conservation efforts, immersing yourself in this unique, biodiverse environment. As a volunteer, you’ll not only learn about these species but also contribute to safeguarding their habitats for future generations.
Track Wolves in the beautiful Tatra mountains in Slovakia, the highest range of the Carpathians, and learn more about this magnificent animal.
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