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Observing the Lynx

Iberian lynx are very active animals at night, although they can be observed during the day.

In the daytime when weather conditions are favourable (mild temperature and quiet environment, without the feline being suspicious), you can watch them in their own territory.

Still, most animals are identified through indirect evidence such as latrines, footprints, and marks on tree trunks.

The observation of the species must be done responsibly, following these principles:

> Watching the Iberian lynx in the wild is a unique experience.
> Knowing how to wait and be patient is crucial to the nature observer.
> Baits or lures should never be used. This may negatively affect the behaviour and health of the Iberian lynx.
> Only travel through authorized paths and trails.
> If you are familiar with the Iberian lynx, it will make it easier for you to watch. Learn more about the species.
> Approaching sensitive locations for wildlife observation and image collection can cause significant disturbance and is therefore subject to regulations.
> The Iberian lynx knows no property limits, so prior authorization may be required to observe it on private property.
> Inform the authorities of the presence or inappropriate behaviour towards the Iberian lynx.
> If you share the sighting experience of an Iberian lynx, do not reveal where it happened.
> If you want to enjoy a safe observation of the Iberian lynx, ask for professional assistance.

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