The lynx effect: Iberian cat claws its way back from brink of extinction | Environment | The Guardian

An Iberian lynx

Spotty of coat, tufty of ear, and teetering on the verge of extinction less than two decades ago, the Iberian lynx is continuing to claw its way back across Spain and Portugal.

According to the latest survey, the lynx population on the peninsula has increased ninefold over 18 years, rising from 94 in 2002 to 855 this year. Experts say that if the current conservation and reintroduction efforts can maintain their momentum, the species could be out of danger by 2040.

Source: The lynx effect: Iberian cat claws its way back from brink of extinction | Environment | The Guardian