Wildlife Conservation in Action

The lynx is one of the most widespread medium sized cats of which there are four recorded species, the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis) and the Bobcat (Lynx rufus). Due to the vast geographical distribution of the Eurasian lynx it shows a huge phenotypic variation resulting in 11 subspecies, but the precise classification of these subspecies is very much subject to debate and relates to the region in which they are found and the small morphological differences each possess. Continue....

European Brown BearBrown bears have a large global distribution which reflects their ability to adapt to a variety of habitats. There are estimated to be more than 200,000 brown bears worldwide, with approximately 6000 individuals in the Carpathian region of Romania. They are amongst the largest living carnivores Continue....

running wolf
The grey wolf, Canis lupus, is the most widespread of carnivores and the most misunderstood. Historically, the wolf occupied all habitats in the Northern Hemisphere that contained large ungulates, ranging from 20°N latitude to the polar ice pack, inhabiting dense forest to open grasslands, Arctic tundra to extreme deserts. Continue....

The golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, is possibly the best known bird of prey in the Northern hemisphere, occurring throughout North America, Eurasia and Africa, with five sub-species recorded. Historically the golden eagle was widespread throughout the Holarctic but has since disappeared from heavily populated areas and still remains rare in many Eastern European countries with some populations still in decline: in Romania they are currently considered as vulnerable but are afforded strict protection. Continue....

European Polecat
The mustelid family consists of badgers, otters, mink, weasels, polecats and martens, all of which possess the key feature of anal glands that produce a thick, oily, powerful-smelling discharge called musk which is used to mark their territories and from which they get their name. Species within this family are tough, voracious and often opportunistic predators capable of taking on prey much larger than themselves in some cases, but despite this they remain one of the least studied mammal groups in Europe. Continue....

The Transylvanian Wildlife Project is seeking sponsorship, especially products and services. Flights for field workers, 20 infrared camera traps and portable hides are top of the list! In return for your support you will be personally kept up to date with the project, and your generosity will be acknowledged on the TWP site! Please assist this really is a worthwhile project requiring your interest, sponsorship and support! Continue....


The Transylvanian Wildlife Project endorses the vision of The European Nature Trust (TENT) who are highlighting the rapid destruction of habitat within the Romanian Carpathian mountain range. TENT are proposing solutions to preserve this last true European wilderness and the amazing flora and fauna, much of which can only be found there in such abundance. Continue....