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The Iberian Lynx

The Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) is an exclusive feline of the Iberian Peninsula and is currently considered one of the most endangered species in the world.

Following a truly tragic pre-extinction situation, recent years have witnessed an amazing recovery of the species as a result of the Iberian Reintroduction Program, a medium / long-term process used as a last resort in safeguarding critically endangered species. Under this Program, the first lynxes were released in the Guadiana Valley in 2014, the result of nearly two decades of Iberian cooperation in studies and preparatory actions, the establishment of five captive breeding centers and an Iberian network of partner entities.

This specie, is also known by several other common names: iberian lynx (or just, lynx), lynx cat, serval cat, serval wolf, “gato-cravo”, “liberne”.