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Captive-bred lberian lynx release season starts

in News · 17-02-2017 14:41:00 · 0 Comments

The season for the release of captive-bred Iberian Lynxes started on Friday in the Mértola area of Portugal, with the release of two Iberian lynxes, one male, one female.

Captive-bred lberian lynx release season starts

According to the Institute for Nature and Forest Conservation (ICNF) eight lynxes are due to be released by the end of March.

The Iberian Lynx is classified as endangered on the International Unions for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species and is the world’s most endangered feline species. In recent years the captive breeding programme and conservation measures have increased the population from a figure of less than 100 animals, to an estimate of just over 400.

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Edition 1429
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