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Climate Change Should Be Considered For Iberian Lynx Conservation
2013-07-22 04:24:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The most endangered species of cat on Earth will die out within the next five decades unless current conservation plans are updated to account for the effects of climate change, researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate claim in a new study. Approximately $130 million dollars have been spent to date attempting to protect the 250 Iberian lynxes remaining in the wild. However,...

2011-08-23 11:47:23

  The Iberian lynx, one of the most endangered cats in the world and Europe´s most endangered carnivore, may not be doomed by its small population size, according to a study published Monday in the journal Molecular Ecology. Just 250 Iberian lynx are believed to exist in the wild, raising the risks of inbreeding and low genetic diversity.  However, the current study suggests the lynx has had little genetic variability over the last 50,000 years, and that this has not...

2010-05-20 06:05:00

Scientists from Spain announced Wednesday that they have cloned a fighting bull for the first time. Vicente Torrent, a veterinary genetics specialist, said the newborn calf, named Got, is an exact replica of his father, named Vasito, a fighting bull who died in March after life as a stud. Got was born on Tuesday near the town of Palencia in northern Spain. On Wednesday it weighed 53 pounds. Scientists said a second clone of Vasito is expected to be born in the coming days. Fighting bulls...

2010-03-09 14:42:09

Conservationist groups are reporting that the world's top endangered species of feline is facing a new challenge -- Chronic Kidney Disease (CDK). In a statement released on March 9, 2010, the Lynx Conservation Program states that three of the 72 Iberian Lynx raised in breeding centers in Spain have succumbed to the illness, and more than a third of the animals housed at the country's two breeding centers have shown symptoms of CDK. According to the AFP, veterinarians at the centers say that...

2009-09-17 13:33:56

Spanish scientists have developed a model to identify the agricultural areas with the greatest potential for restoring the habitat of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), which is at risk of extinction. The study shows that olive groves with low production close to the Natural Park of the Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro, in C³rdoba "“ which is the only place, along with Doñana, where this species lives "“ are the most appropriate sites for...

2008-10-06 21:00:17

One in four of the world's mammals are at risk of extinction, conservationists meeting in Spain direly warned Monday. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said a study suggests at least 1,141 of the planet's 5,487 mammals are known to be threatened with being wiped off the face of the Earth. "Within our lifetime hundreds of species could be lost as a result of our own actions, a frightening sign of what is happening to the ecosystems where they live," the organization's...

2005-03-09 07:35:00

LISBON (AFP) -- The Iberian lynx, a big cat found only in Spain and Portugal, remains "critically endangered" and is at risk of becoming the first large feline to become extinct since pre-historic times, a conservation group warned in a new study. There are as few as 100 to 120 of the leopard-spotted cats in the wild, including around a dozen breeding-age females, from about 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century, the report by SOS Lynx found. Hunting, road deaths, and most of all a...

Latest Iberian Lynx Reference Libraries

2007-01-19 12:44:27

The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is a close relative of the Eurasian Lynx. The Canada Lynx is more similar to the Bobcat than to the Eurasian Lynx. This cat is found in northern forests across almost all of Canada and Alaska. In addition there are large lynx populations in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The Canada Lynx is rare in Utah, Minnesota, and New England. Reintroduction efforts in Colorado have been ongoing since 1999, with the first wild-born kittens confirmed in 2003. There...

2007-01-19 12:42:25

The Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus, sometimes Felis pardina) - sometimes referred to as the Spanish Lynx. It used to be often miss-classified as a subspecies of the Eurasian Lynx, but it is now regarded as a separate species. While the Eurasian Lynx bears rather pallid markings, the Iberian Lynx has distinctive, leopard-like spots. The Iberian Lynx is smaller than its northern relative. It does not usually hunt animals larger than hares and rabbits as its main prey. However, as the population...

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