Navigation Links
New population of Iberian lynx raises hope, says World Wildlife Fund
Date:10/23/2007

Madrid, Spain - Spanish authorities have announced they have discovered a previously unknown population of Iberian lynx, triggering hope for one of the worlds most endangered cat species, said World Wildlife Fund today.

We are excited and amazed by this discovery, said Luis Suarez, head of WWFs Species Program in Spain. However, we are a long way from saving the Iberian lynx from imminent extinction.

It appears that the new population was discovered in previously unsurveyed estates in Castilla - La Mancha (Central Spain). This Iberian community is one of the most sparsely populated of Spain's autonomous communities.

At present, the exact numbers and location of the newly discovered population are being kept confidential, but the population is thought to be made up of both adults and cubs.

Until the exact location is known, conservationists cannot confirm if this population is genetically distinct from the larger and more stable population of lynx found in Andujar (South).

According to the most recent comprehensive survey prior to this discovery, there were about 100 adult Iberian lynx in two isolated breeding populations in southern Spain. The population is thought to have since risen to some 110 adults.

The Iberian Lynx faces myriad threats - a lack of prey, accidental deaths from cars and trucks on Spanish roads, and new construction work destroying habitats.

WWF is calling for all Lynx habitat to be covered by the EU's Natura 2000 Program, which offers the strongest level of protection in Europe, something that still hasnt happened despite years of petition.

We hope this discovery reinvigorates action in Spain to save the worlds most endangered cat species. If Europe cannot take responsibility for Europes tiger, then shame on us all, Suarez added.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kathleen Sullivan
kathleen.sullivan@wwfus.org
202-778-9576
World Wildlife Fund
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Measuring the impact of post-genomics on Mediterranean populations
2. A new study examines how shared pathogens affect host populations
3. Are rice and wheat behind Chinas population boom?
4. Ocean climate predicts elk population in Canadian Rockies
5. Updated data on novel HPV vaccine confirms efficacy in large population
6. Environmental lessons from tsunami as worlds coastal population doubles
7. New discovery: Molecular variation in one gene affects the growth of natural populations
8. Mute swan population helps explain longstanding evolutionary question
9. Treating populations infected with HIV and latent TB could speed the emergence of drug-resistant TB
10. Escapee farmed salmon infiltrate fitter wild populations
11. Efficiency, not more doctors, is the prescription for aging population
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2016)... , March 31, 2016  Genomics firm Nabsys ... founding CEO, Barrett Bready , M.D., who returned ... of the original technical leadership team, including Chief Technology ... of Product Development, Steve Nurnberg and Vice President of ... to the company. Dr. Bready served as ...
(Date:3/23/2016)... March 23, 2016 ... Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit Passwörtern ... (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein führender Anbieter ... Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um erstmals dessen ... wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im Rahmen mobiler ...
(Date:3/22/2016)... PROVO and SANDY, Utah ... (NSO), which operates the highest sample volume laboratory in ... Tute Genomics and UNIConnect, leaders in clinical sequencing informatics ... the launch of a project to establish the informatics ... NSO has been contracted by the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Charm Sciences, ... microbial test has received AOAC Research Institute approval 061601. , “This is another ... year,” stated Bob Salter, Vice President of Regulatory and Industrial Affairs. “The Peel ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 23, 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, today ... Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist. , “I am ... and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as a scientific integrator, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 On ... session at 4,833.32, down 0.22%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average ... 500 closed at 2,085.45, down 0.17%. Stock-Callers.com has initiated coverage ... INFI ), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ), Aralez ... Inc. (NASDAQ: BIND ). Learn more about these ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 ReportsnReports.com ... report to its pharmaceuticals section with historic and ... and much more. Complete report on ... pages, profiling 15 companies and supported with 261 ... http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/601420-global-cell-culture-media-industry-2016-market-research-report.html . The Global Cell ...
Breaking Biology Technology: