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South America
Arkive species - Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Manav Jha (UAE)
Region : Southwestern Europe
Status : EN (Endangered)
Introduction
The Iberian lynx is a wild cat species native to the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. The Iberian Lynx is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN since 2015. The Iberian lynx is the world's most endangered feline species. However, conservation measures have seen its population inch above 400. The Iberian lynx has been brought to the brink of extinction because of a number of reasons. Forest development is one of the main reasons they have become so rare. Their habitat has diminished and they live rarely due to roads and towns being built in the forest. The second reason they are endangered is because, their main food, rabbits, have decreased in number. Rabbits disappeared due to an epidemic outbreak and the number of Iberian Lynx plummeted. Today, architectural developments continue to destroy forest environments and could trigger another decline in rabbits. If that occurs, it will cause irreparable damage to the already scarce population of Iberian Lynx.

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