Iberian lynx in the Algarve

Latest lynx news

December 4th, 2009

The transfer of captive Iberian lynx from Spain to Portgual has been completed with the arrival of two males, bringing to a total of 16 animals (11 males and 5 females) at the new breeding centre in Silves in the Algarve.

According to the latest figures from the Andalucian government, there are now some 223 lynxes in the wild in Andalucia, 63 in Doñana and 160 in the Sierra Morena. This is remarkable increase from the low point of an estimated 120 animals in 2004 (42 in Doñana and 78 in Sierra Morena). This year 21 cubs were raised in Doñaña with a total of 16 female territories. As far I know, these total figures do not include the 15 odd animals recently discovered in Castilla-La Mancha.

As for the recent deaths of two female lynxes, it seems that a violent death has been ruled out in both cases. El País

Iberian lynx breeding centre in Portugal

June 14th, 2008

Work has begun on the first Iberian lynx breeding centre in Portugal, in Silves in the Algarve. When completed, the centre will have room for 16 Iberian Lynxes (lince-ibérico in Portuguese, note the hyphen) , donated by the Acebeche breeding centre in Doñana. According to these news articles, Doñana now has six young lynx available for transfer. Público (Portugues) Portugal Resident (English)