Male panda Yang Guang at Edinburgh Zoo eats bamboo inside his enclosure. Zoo experts can now say that the giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang are likely to meet for the breeding season imminently. Picture: Getty Images
Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction
Ten years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation programme that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled from 94 to 312.
"We can’t claim victory yet but now there is hope," said Miguel Ángel Simón, the director of the programme for the recovery of the lynx in Andalusia, southern Spain. Only five years ago the animal was classified as critically endangered.
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