Fifteen years ago we were losing Iberian-lynx; one of the four lynx species in the world that includes the Eurasian lynx, Bobcat and Canada lynx. In 2002 there were only 200 Iberian lynx in the world; 150 years ago Portugal was home to 100,000 Iberian-lynx.
Since then, a tremendous amount of conservation work has been done. In a press release, the authorities explained that “a cub was photographed next to her mother, Jacarandá, the first Iberian-lynx reintroduced in the wild in Portugal in December 2014.”
A team of technicians and biologists working in species conservation identified both the cub and the mother at a property in the region.
Portuguese authorities consider this as a “high-mark in Iberian-lynx conservation, since this is the first known successful reproduction in the wild for decades.”
WCCLAS News Staff