Gasmans will help Polish lynxes…
It is our pleasure to inform you that we are about to build a special pen for lynxes. According to scientists and ecologists building a new road infrastructure in Poland (highways and clearways) will largely affect lynxes habitat diminishing their population to a great extent. Western countries have already experienced a serious fall in wild cats population due to market and road infrastructure development. It is estimated that there are about 200 lynxes in Poland so the loss of even one animal would strongly affect the ecosystem. The professional animal pen will be built with the financial support of the Carpathian Gas Company Ltd. The company is planning to create a professional place with a professional medical equipment to save and treat endangered lynxes. We have just started to cooperate with the Gas Company. Building works began in December, including mainly clearing works like choosing the area and obtaining all necessary permissions. Next year we will focus on the actual building which will be equipped with professional facilities and a special cage adjacent to it. A further pen extension is planned in coming years. We also cooperate with similar centres in the USA, and their long experience and excellent factual knowledge help us enormously. Lynxes get hurt primarily during road accidents and are victims of poacher activities (gunshot wounds, snares). In such situations immediate help and proper veterinary facilities must be instantly provided. Special rooms required for recovering animals must be arranged, creating best facilities for both lynxes and personnel to provide psychological comfort for animals and security for staff. We will not only focus on providing treatment but also work on bettering future emergency calls with lynxes participation. Our actions will include defining the area where such accidents might take place, instructing area services who to contact in case of emergency and organizing quick and efficient transport of affected animals to our centre. We are sure that thanks to our actions we will manage to improve the situation in this area in terms of help given to injured cats.
See more photos of the lynx in our centre in the Photogallery.
Photos of the treatment in the Photogallery.
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