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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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positive-press-daily:

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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The eye of the crocodile (by Tambako the Jaguar)

The eye of the crocodile (by Tambako the Jaguar)

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Lemon Shark jawing at surface by ScottS101

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Lemon Shark jawing at surface by ScottS101

Photo by: mygeorneys

Photo by: mygeorneys

Photo taken by iwasaplatypus

Photo taken by iwasaplatypus

2 cheetah cubs in the rain in Ndutu national park, Tanzania. Photograph taken by Amy Johnson

2 cheetah cubs in the rain in Ndutu national park, Tanzania. Photograph taken by Amy Johnson

Doctors carry out an ultrasound examination on a walrus with a suspected eye tumour at a hospital in Dalian, China’s Liaoning province. Thankfully, there was no sign of a tumour and vets now suspect the problem is actually linked to a problem with Oudi’s teeth  .Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features

Doctors carry out an ultrasound examination on a walrus with a suspected eye tumour at a hospital in Dalian, China’s Liaoning province. Thankfully, there was no sign of a tumour and vets now suspect the problem is actually linked to a problem with Oudi’s teeth  .Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features

Lying and yawning cheetah (by Tambako the Jaguar)

Lying and yawning cheetah (by Tambako the Jaguar)

Photo by natysadventureblog
By Karissa Canepa

By Karissa Canepa

Submitted by: nicholasius 

Submitted by: nicholasius 

It’s a Boy! Second Giraffe Calf in Eight Months Born at Brookfield Zoo
A pair of green winged macaws cuddle up to one another at Chiba Zoological park in Chiba, near Tokyo.  Picture: AP

A pair of green winged macaws cuddle up to one another at Chiba Zoological park in Chiba, near Tokyo.  Picture: AP

Josie the African Lioness. Photo by Kathy Tipping

Josie the African Lioness. Photo by Kathy Tipping

Submitted by: nicholasius 

Submitted by: nicholasius