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Iberian lynx, Sierra Morena, Spain

Iberian lynx, Sierra Morena, Spain

Author: John Linnell/Thursday, November 2, 2006/Categories: Gallery

The Iberian lynx is the world's most endangered felid species, listed by the IUCN as "critically endangered". Once found throughout the southern part of the Iberian peninsula, the last few decades have seen a dramatic decline. Intensive surveys, most recently using camera traps, have confirmed that the species is now probably extinct in Portugal and survives in only 2 fragments in Andalusia, Spain; the Donana area in the south, and the Sierra Morena mountains of the north. This picture was taken with a camera trap in the Sierra Morena.

Text: John Linnell / Photo: Francisco Garcia

 

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