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« Reply #160 on: February 12, 2010, 23:09 PM »
Thanks for all the info!!!!
We´ll be there mid march so we might be lucky. I´ll let you know on the forum after we get back  8) Good to know the flowers are early there and of course on better weather than the snow and ice we have here now......

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« Reply #161 on: February 23, 2010, 21:46 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/7300582/Spanish-woman-leaves-3m-euros-to-Iberian-lynx.html
Spanish woman leaves 3m euros to Iberian lynx
A Spanish woman left three million euros (£2.6 million) in her will to help protect the Iberian lynx.
The woman bequeathed a total of nine million euros to animal charities, one-third of which is to go to the lynxes, local authorities in Spain's southern Andalucia region said on Tuesday.
The Madrid newspaper El Pais said the woman died in October 2008 in Spain's Canary Islands at the age of 60, but that little else was known about her.
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« Reply #162 on: March 10, 2010, 10:53 AM »
A couple of bad pieces of news, particularly the first:

http://www.iberianature.com/spainblog/category/iberian-lynx/

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Three Iberian lynx have been run over in the last month in Doñana, one of the worst figures for years. The latest animal was a male found dead on the road connecting Matalascañas with El Rocíos. He is thought to have been dispersing in search of new territories. Almost three lynxes a year (26 in total) have been killed since 2000…And three in a single month is an utter disater. Clearly the traffic signs aren’t sufficient.

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Three Iberian lynxes of the captive breeding programme have died in recent weeks from a renal disease. Lynxes in the wild are thought not to suffer from this disease.

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« Reply #163 on: March 11, 2010, 20:35 PM »
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Clearly the traffic signs aren’t sufficient.

I have been to this area many times (never seen a lynx there but not for the want of trying....) and the "system" of fences and road changes that have cost millions are utterly pointless and worst of all stupid. I have no idea why the people in charge think that fencing the roadsides would have helped anything.... When a lynx does get onto the road by jumping a fence it cant get off the road side untill it finds a tree stump or other object placed there by the "clever" people.... Sorry but as far as I am concerned, the 28 million last year was a waste of cash.
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« Reply #164 on: March 12, 2010, 22:47 PM »
I've only been there once and that was enough. Whoever passed/certified the environmental assessment that decided that the lynx only crossed in certain points needs running over by a big truck.
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« Reply #165 on: March 24, 2010, 07:35 AM »
http://www.iberianature.com/spainblog/2010/03/serious-blow-to-lynx-breeding-project/
The captive Iberian lynx breeding project has been dealt a serious blow with the expected death in the next year of ten Iberian lynxes from renal disease. Four animals have already died, and 40% of the captive population of 70 have the disease, which has no cure. Breeding pairs have been reduced from 27 to just 9, and so far only 2 cubs have been born, with only ten forecast for the season. Project head Astrid Vargas has affirmed that the deaths will not put a stop to the programme.
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« Reply #166 on: March 24, 2010, 23:37 PM »
Really bad news Nick. They ought to redouble efforts if want the Lynx to have a chance in the next future.

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« Reply #167 on: March 24, 2010, 23:46 PM »
Yes, bad news.

The only positive side is lynx in Sierra Morena are doing well which in the end is the most important thing.
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« Reply #168 on: March 21, 2011, 11:26 AM »
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« Reply #169 on: April 05, 2011, 09:33 AM »
Never saw one unfortunaetly. But I only stayed always just a few weeks in Iberia, so I suppose it would have been pure luck to see one. In Germany we have none around, hell we even have problems to get some wolves to live here (though there are some packs around). So I think Iberia isn't alone with the problem of nearly extinct animals. Does your nature system gets chaotic because of that, too? Here we have to have hunters around in autumn to kill the animals that would have been eaten by wolf packs normally.

Thanks to the people who linked these articles here! Really interesting!

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« Reply #170 on: April 13, 2011, 17:28 PM »
All is not lost though....... My very good friend Iñigo sanchez is now in charge of the captive breeding program.... I have a lot of respect and confidence in this guy.... Some of you met him at the Grazalema forum summit... :)

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Queridos amigos:

Os adjunto enlace al último boletín del Programa Ex situ del lince ibérico, que acabamos de sacar, para que lo disfrutéis.

http://www.lynxexsitu.es/comunicacion/boletinespce/pdf/boletin62.pdf

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« Reply #171 on: April 18, 2011, 23:36 PM »
Greetings All,
Hope All well.
Just popping in to link y'all to a great pic from the same organisation (from 2004):

Programa Ex situ del lince ibérico (Chappie on the left looks pretty unfazed - probably more worried 'bout coming out well in the snapshot.)

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« Reply #172 on: April 10, 2014, 13:10 PM »
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The first example of the Iberian lynx conservation and breeding program “Esperanza” (Hope in English) has died of old age and ill health

She was discovered in march 2001 by Miguel Delibes in the Coto del Rey are of Doñana National park with three siblings. One was already dead and another in a critical condition. one young healthy cub was taken to the recovery centre at Zoobotánico Jerez. (presumably leaving the other surviving cub with with her mother?) she was named “Hope” because of the possibility of starting a breeding project to help recover the species and was hand reared at the zoo. When she was 5 months old she was moved to the breeding center of Acebuche close to the town of El Rocio in the Doñana National Park.

From there the success story continued, she was the second female to breed in captivity and had three litters with a total of 5 cubs. She surprised may due to her excellent maternal behavior despite having beed reared by humans with bottled milk and of course the absence of other individuals of her species. In 2009 she was affected by a chronic kidney disease at an advanced stage , later that year she was also diagnosed with a breast tumor that was removed in June 2010.

In November 2010 Hope was retired to Jerez Zoo (one of the breeding centres for the project) as she was no longer viable for the breeding program. For the first time in 2013 the non viable lynx were available for the public to view whilst the viable breeders remained in the offlimits breeding areas. Recently her health deteriorated as a result of old age (she just turned 13) and the last stages of renal failure. Esperanza was moved to a facility away from public viewing and given veterinary care but Yesterday (9th April 2014) and after reaching an advanced state of suffering the desicion was made to euthanize her.

During the last 13 years, Hope has been one of the most news covered Iberian lynx and has added a lot to the social and educational awareness of species. She was the first artificially captive bred lince and and fairly soon her first cub called “Cynara” will give birth to her own first litter.
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« Reply #173 on: July 03, 2014, 20:59 PM »
The live webcam from Acebuche breeding centre seems to be working very well... Fascinating watching the mum playing with her kitten....

http://www.projectolynx.com/en/live/
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