“Spain and Portugal’s Iberian lynx population now stands at 2,000, a number that means the endangered species is gradually getting further away from the risk of extinction.

That’s according to the latest report from a working group covering the wild cat, and which is coordinated by Spain’s central Ministry for Environmental Transition. 

Population has been steadily rising since 2015, which is prompting optimism among experts that the extinction risk for the species could soon be drastically reduced. 

Around 20 years ago, there were fewer than 100 catalogued specimens, compared to more than 2,000 in 2023.”

From The Olive Press.