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2009-06-22 06:45:00

In the Doñana National Park in the southernmost Spanish community of Andulia, roadside signs abound warning drivers to watch out for wild Iberian Lynxes, one of the rarest species of cats on the planet. With less than 50 of the endangered felines roaming the park's 134 square miles of protected scrubland, forests and marshes, the chances of actually seeing one of the stealthy creatures is slim at best. Less than a hundred years ago, there were an estimated 100,000 Iberian...

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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...


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