Poachers put Balkan lynx on brink of extinction

February 22, 2009 by Jasmina Mironski
A Balkan lynx. Poaching is one of the biggest threats to the survival of this Balkan subspecies of the European lynx, the largest wild cat found on the continent.

The camera sits hidden in a field ready to track every move of the Balkan lynx, a wild cat both revered as an icon and reviled as a pest that has teetered on extinction for nearly a century.

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