Spain’s Last Lynx 1

Iberian lynx Spain

National Geographic (2006)–The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) is on the brink of extinction. These majestic predators, the rarest wildcats in the world, are top of the food chain in a land where hungry eyes are always watching. The Iberian lynx was once a common sight across Spain, Portugal and southern France.

Now, only a handful are left in the wild, the victims of man’s thoughtless management of their environment, a place that exposes them to pesticides, speeding automobiles, itchy trigger fingers, rapacious land grabbers and water poachers. Does the Iberian lynx stand a chance of survival? This  50-minute video, the story of two female lynxes–one mountain, one wetland–makes the case.

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Here’s the link to the video: http://youtu.be/O_fBEW0c4SI

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One comment

  1. This is an excellent video depicting the desperate situation of the Iberian lynx. For anyone interested in wildlife, in Spanish wildlife or in the ways in which the choices and actions of humans can sway the balance one way or the other in the survival of a species, this is a great video to watch. And yes, La Sierra Morena and el Coto Doñana ARE that beautiful.

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