Iberian Lynx still under threat
By h.b. - Oct 8, 2008 - 6:46 AM
The Iberian Lynx is the feline most under threat on the planet.
The Iberian Lynx is facing extinction unless the famous cat can be introduced into new areas of the country. That is the opinion of Urs Breitenmoser, the Swiss joint president of the Specialist Cat Group of the World Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN.
He has been visiting the Sierra Morena and the Doñana nature park in Andalucía this week where the last two Spanish Lynx populations still survive in the wild, and said that the animal was the ‘most threatened cat on the planet’. There are less than 200 cats across both groups in the wild currently.
A program of reintroducing the animal to the wild would also help ease the genetic isolation which the race has suffered over recent years and needs to follow the successful plan to raise lynx in captivity.
Three new Iberian Lynx found living in the wild
By h.b. - Oct 22, 2008 - 8:01 AM
The three, a mother and two kittens, have been found in the Doñana nature park.
Good news for once for the future of the most threatened feline on the planet, the Iberian Lynx. Three of the cats, previously unknown to have existed, have been found living in the wild in the Doñana nature park.
The mother and two kittens were discovered two days ago, with the Regional Councillor for the Environment, Cinta Castillo, describing it as ‘a happy surprise’.
A new complete census of the cats is being assembled currently, and comes after cases of the cats being poisoned in Andújar, Jaén, and being killed by traffic on the A-483 road in Doñana between Almonte and Matalascañas.