Update from our conservation holiday volunteering with lynx, wolves and wildcats in the Carpathian mountains of Slovakia (www.biosphere-expeditions.org/slovakia)

We have arrived at base and are now setting everything up. The equipment is all sorted and we’ll go to set up some camera traps in a second.

Peter being all efficient with the equipment
Peter being all efficient with the equipment

Our host Frantisek made us feel very welcome and has not batted an eyelid at our many strange requests, such as another big table for all the equipment. It’ll be a squeeze into the house, but we’ll manage. Be prepared for cosy room-sharing just like during those good old youth hostel times!

Man about the house, Frantisek
Man about the house, Frantisek

There was plenty of snow when we arrived, but since then a lot of heavy rain. Freezing temperatures are forecast from Saturday onwards again, though.

We’ve also had a meeting with Ivan (the head of the Forestry Departement) to get our permits and support if needed.

Adam will be waiting for you on Sunday morning at 09:15 at Bratislava train station. Our phones work and are as previously advertised.

See you soon.

Peter & Adam

Update from our conservation holiday volunteering with lynx, wolves and wildcats in the Carpathian mountains of Slovakia

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