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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.


http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_18338.shtml



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.

http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_18546.shtml

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Amy,
Thank you for starting this group!!!
Iberian lynxes are not only the most threatened cat in the world but also one of the most unknown, even tho it is one of only three wildcat species in Europe...
Keep us all updated!
CATMAN!!! HELP!!!!! I hit the wrong button, I accidentally hit the "Stop Featuring" button! I thought I read it as, "Start Featuring"! How can I undo it? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
I am not totally certain what Featuring does within a member group LOL

I do know this though, click Edit to the opposite side of Forum Discussion on the main group page, and you can make more titles and excerpts show. Up to 20. That gets people to see more topical threads and stimulates discussion.

As far as Iberian Lynx's, they should take a trio and generate as many as they can for release back into the wild.
Their numbers are so low as a direct result of negative human impact, so humans have an obligation to take a direct hand to create a positive impact. Make a bunch and spread them around. They are a hearty species and reintroduction should have a good effect.

Those who would state that in-breeding would be a problem have no argument, since there are only 200 total left in the wild. They could pull the trio frm the 2 different remaining populations, and actually add some level of genetic diverstiy.

A quad breeding group might be even better, a breeding pair from each of the 2 locations, then criss-cross breed. With careful record keeping, the wild numbers could be signficantly increased over the life spans of the captive breeders.

SaraServal said:
CATMAN!!! HELP!!!!! I hit the wrong button, I accidentally hit the "Stop Featuring" button! I thought I read it as, "Start Featuring"! How can I undo it? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
That is exactly what they are doing :))
They started the breeding program 2004 if I remember correctly..
One of the big problems is the diminishing habitats and right now it is divided in two, both in Andalucia..
I get back on this as soon there is time enough.
Here is another article and the latest figures on Iberian Lynx in Doñana:

http://www.iberianature.com/spainblog/2008/10/idea-to-reintroduce-e...
It still angers me when I hear of people poisoning animals, much less Big Cats or Endangered Species. Maybe they should try to track some of those people down I know it would be next to impossible & the government probably doesn't care.

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