ANDALUCIA has seen the beginning of 9 extra Iberian lynx cubs within the Breeding Centre of La Olivilla.
Females ‘Cynara’, ‘Jandra’, ‘Caña’ and ‘Cordoba’ have given beginning to 2 cubs every, whereas the feminine ‘Coscoja’ gave beginning to a single kitten.
All of the cubs at the moment are being weaned and are receiving vaccination and coaching for launch into the wild, which is able to start in July.
Final Might, the brand new challenge Life Lynx Join, for the safety of the Iberian Lynx efficiently handed the European Fee’s analysis.
The challenge has 21 beneficiary companions, below the coordination of the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Improvement of the Junta de Andalucia.
With an funding of over €18 million, anticipated to start this 12 months and final 5 years, the challenge goals to realize a self-sustaining and genetically viable inhabitants of this species, in addition to connecting the present nuclei in Spain and Portugal.
There are presently two consolidated lynx inhabitants centres in Spain, Doñana and Sierra Morena Oriental, however they’re remoted from one another.
One other 4 nuclei are in a consolidation part, in Extremadura (Matachel), Portugal (Guadiana) and two in Castile-La Mancha (Campo de Ca- latrava and Montes de Toledo).
“The consolidation and connectivity of these six nuclei would guarantee the conservation of the species.” mentioned Carmen Crespo, Minister of Agriculture.
As well as, the challenge contains the creation of two new nuclei in Sierra Arana (Granada) and Lorca (Murcia).