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Iberian Lynx in Portugal

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Offline SNiDE

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« on: June 13, 2007, 14:41 PM »
Stumbled across this, not sure of how much interest it is to people, but I was surprised to see details concerning a few Iberian Lynx in the park.
http://www.accessibleportugal.com/revista/2007/March/Malcata.html

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The iberian lynx is in a situation of preextinction. There are between two to six animals that walk through the Portugal/Spain territory without a companion.

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 22:01 PM »
Certainly an interesting translation  :biggrin:
Lovely photo of queen (is that what a mother lynx is called?) and kitten (ditto).
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 22:10 PM »
I am suspicious to put it mildly of the claim, I must say
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 22:50 PM »
But there could (just) be old, individuals wandering around from relict populations. This is why conservasionists use the term "biologically extict" - even when individuals remain, they have no chance of breeding.

Whatever the case, I'm very skeptical. Sounds like wishful thinking. The same has occurred in many parts of Spain too, as local researchers/ecologists, disinterestedly or not, cling onto the hope of lynx in their area.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 23:31 PM »
Greetings All,
I loved the bit about "rejuvenescence of the furze-fields".

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That said, people who live in ... (Sp. anyone?)

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Think I mentioned elsewhere that some time ago I spoke to a young and knowledgeable guy from the Algarve and he was most insistent that lynx was no longer to be found in his part of the world - no relict population, no individual sighting. Which reminds me ... off to the hunting board.  >:D
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2007, 00:59 AM »
Yes, I had heard similar things also, however spent an interesting evening with a fellow who works in conservation weekend past who told me that there was a man "in the know" who had repeated sightings of the same specimen, and is apparently reliable. Irrelevant now I suppose anyway, even if there are one or two individuals it will never again be a viable population.. it always makes me wonder how a democratic western country can simply allow something like this to happen, both Portugal and Spain.. mind boggling

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007, 08:50 AM »
But these stories are always about somebody who knows somebody. The occassionally excellent linceforum.com is rife with these tales
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2007, 13:57 PM »
True, just wishful thinking I suppose. If there were odd species plodding around various areas of Spain, would they be captured and taken to Donana or Sierra de Andújar, or brought into the captive breeding program, or just left? Would be interesting to know.

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007, 14:10 PM »
Greetings SNiDE,
Rhetorical question?
 :( Regs.
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2007, 16:03 PM »
Not rhetorical, if anyone has the answer it would be interesting to know  ???

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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2007, 16:50 PM »
This thread from the linceforum discusses some possible lynx populations

http://www.ellinceiberico.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=189&highlight=portugal
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