The iberian lynx is officially the feline at greatest risk of extinction wolves, wolverine and bison are bouncing back, thanks to continent-wide conservation policies. The iberian lynx is considered endangered by the iucn red listhistorically the iberian lynx occurred in all parts of the iberian peninsula and was widespread, but by the early 20th century, the iberian lynx had become very rare.
An intense conservation campaign has brought the iberian lynx back to the south of spain from the verge of extinction barely 10 years ago, guy hedgecoe reports from spain at the la olivilla lynx. The iberian lynx (lynx pardinus) is an endangered species native to the iberian peninsula in southern europe it was the most endangered cat species in the world,  but conservation efforts have changed its status from critical to endangered. The iberian lynx (lynx pardinus) bears the dubious distinction of being the most endangered cat on the planet the species has been whittled down to just 250 individuals, which are divided into two small subpopulations in southwestern spain to visualize just how few of these lynx are left, picture. Lynx, iberian lynx and wolverine this species action plan is one of a series of pan-european action plans elaborated for each of the five species at present dealt with under the lcie (brown bear ursus arctos , wolf.
The iberian lynx, the rarest cat species in the world, is now also one of european conservation's greatest success stories, with numbers up more than five-fold the iberian lynx - the rarest species of cat in the world - is now also one of european conservation's greatest success stories, with numbers in the wild up more than five-fold. Ten years ago the iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation programme that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its. Wwf has also contributed to iberian lynx conservation through the creation and sponsorship of the large carnivore initiative for europe (lcie) sos lynx is another organization that helps raising public awareness and education regarding protection of the iberian lynx.
The iberian lynx reintroduction programme, it was explained, similar to other animal conservation programmes the world over requires a permanent monitoring of the animals released which includes marking them and following them with telemetry and photo-trapping. Iberian lynx as a local company, iberian lynx land has been afforded the opportunity to enter private estates, collaborating with the landowners in the conservation of this threatened species. I have followed the conservation history of the iberian lynx (lynx pardinus) closely for several years this species is the most threatened feline in the world, living only in spain, and in portugal, where i am from. The iberian lynx - the rarest species of cat in the world - is now also one of european conservation's greatest success stories, with numbers in the wild up more than five-fold in just 15 years.
The iberian lynx is the world's most endangered feline species however, conservation measures have seen its population inch above 400 iberian lynx (lynx pardinus), doñana national park, spain. The iberian lynx began to diverge from its sister species, the eurasian lynx some 300,000 years ago, and the two species became completely separated some 2,500 years ago the demographic history of the iberian lynx has been marked by three historic declines, the last of which took place some 300 years ago, decimating its population. In 2001, when the iberian lynx population was less than 100 animals, the life lince conservation project was launched a captive breeding program was part of the project, and by 2009 their efforts had increased the number of captive iberian lynx from zero to 78 (2010. Iberian lynx conservation the iberian lynx is legally protected in both spain and portugal (1) , and is also listed on appendix i of the convention on international trade in endangered species (cites), meaning international trade in the species is prohibited (4). Iberian lynx with josé's unparallelled experience, and of course a healthy bit of luck, i was able to see one in the wild when i visited in march amazingly, this was on private land, that is being managed to encourage the lynx as well as supporting traditional past times.
The forever extinction of the iberian lynx is not an exaggeration despite decades of protection, millions of monies spent, hundreds of studies compiled, and the work of the best known europe's conservationists and zoologists, approximately 100 iberian lynx adults remain in the wild. The iberian lynx is the world's most endangered feline species, there are real fears that it may soon become the first cat species to go extinct for the last 2000 years -world wildlife fund. Lynx pardinus is small compared with other lynx species, including the north american bobcat and the euroasian lynx from eastern europe and siberia adults are about two feet tall and three feet long and weigh around 25lb, about twice the size of a well-fed domestic tomcat the iberian lynx is a highly effective predator nevertheless. The iberian lynx conservation action plan was developed in order to provide a consistent and effective approach to preserve the species in portuguese territory presently, the iberian lynx is critically endangered, in a pre-extinction stage, and only the application.
The iberian lynx is fully protected in spain and portugal, listed on cites appendix i, and on appendix ii of the bern convention, and annexes ii and iv of the eu habitats and species directive future actions two main avenues can be envisaged for lynx conservation, namely consolidation of existing populations and recolonization, either natural or assisted. • the iberian lynx is a relative species of the eurasian lynx, the canada lynx and the north american bobcat it is approximately the same size as the canada lynx but about half the size of the eurasian lynx, which survives in central and eastern europe. The iberian lynx is the world's most endangered cat including the magnificent iberian imperial eagle the lynx is the main character in a unique conservation.