Iberian lynx threatened by climate change
Climate change could drive the Iberian lynx ‒ the world's most threatened cat – to extinction within 50 years, despite substantial ongoing conservation efforts, a new international study has found.
Current efforts will not save the world's most endangered cat
Almost 100 million euros has been spent so far on conservation efforts for the last 250 remaining Iberian lynxes in the wild. But the charismatic species is likely to go extinct within 50 years because the ...
Iberian lynx not doomed by its genetics
(PhysOrg.com) -- The low genetic diversity of the Iberian lynx the most endangered carnivore in Europe may not decrease the species' chance of survival, according to new research by geneticists.
One in six Mediterranean mammals face extinction
One in six Mediterranean mammals is threatened with extinction at the regional level, mainly due to the destruction of their habitat from urbanization, agriculture and climate change, nature body IUCN said ...
Most endangered feline brought back from the brink
Road signs throughout the vast Donana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwestern Spain, warn drivers to watch out for lynxes.
Threatened felids are understudied by researchers, according to report
Almost half of the 36 species of felids that live in the wild in the world are at threat, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Yet the lack of studies regarding their main threat, ...
Europe's bison, beavers and bears bounce back
Several European animal and bird species driven to near extinction by humans have made a dramatic comeback in the past 50 years thanks to conservation efforts, a report said Thursday.
Cause for celebration as Iberian lynx caught on camera in western Portugal
An Iberian lynx has been photographed in western Portugal following an incredible 250 kilometre journey from Spain, reports Portugal's Institute for Nature Conservation and Forestry (ICNF).
Dove 'Sketches' most-watched online ad: Unilever
Unilever claimed bragging rights Monday to the most-watched Internet commercial of all time—a three-minute study of women's self-perception that stars a forensic artist.
Museum find proves exotic 'big cat' prowled British countryside a century ago
The rediscovery of a mystery animal in a museum's underground storeroom proves that a non-native 'big cat' prowled the British countryside at the turn of the last century. The animal's skeleton and mounted skin was analysed ...
For the first time Iberian lynx embryos are collected and preserved
(Phys.org) —In February two Iberian lynx females who belong to the Iberian lynx Conservation Breeding Program (ILCBPS) were castrated in order to guarantee a better quality of life and prevent possible ...
Lynx back in Hungary after 100 years
After more than a century, lynxes have returned to northern Hungary thanks to a ban on hunting the wild cats in neighbouring Slovakia, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday.
Ticks can adapt to the Spain's climatic diversity
Carnivores in the Iberian Peninsula, such as the Iberian lynx, are under an increasingly serious threat: ticks that can adapt to changing climatic conditions and that can even survive in extremely arid environments. ...
WCS confirms the return of the Persian leopard In Afghanistan's central highlands
Recent camera trap images from the rocky terrain of Afghanistan's central highlands have revealed a surprise: a Persian leopard, an apex predator long thought to have disappeared from the region, according ...