Takeaways:

  • Almost 20 years ago, the Iberian lynx was extinct in Portugal and less than 100 animals were seen in Spain.
  • Due to conservation efforts (including protecting habitats and rewilding), there are an estimated of 1000 lynx in the wild – about 154 in Portugal’s Guadiana Valley.
  • The Iberian lynx has gone from critically endangered on the IUCN Red List as a result.

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