Iberian lynx to be reintroduced by the regional government

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Iberian lynx to be reintroduced by the regional government
Iberian lynx to be reintroduced by the regional government Credit: Pixabay

Iberian lynx are set to be reintroduced by the regional government in Spain’s Murcia.

In Spain the Iberian lynx are sadly in danger of extinction. As part of a new project the regional government is set to reintroduce them. The project is part of the Life + Nature and Biodiversity project of the European Union.

The Governing Council has approved the framework of the project which will work in collaboration with owners of private farms and game reserves. They hope to ensure that the population of Iberian lynxes grows in the future.

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The Regional Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and the Environment are set to work with the game reserves and private farms to ensure that the agreement is managed in an appropriate way. The agreement needs to ensure that the Iberian lynx are appropriately conserved. The regional Ministry will perform trapping work which will allow them to monitor the movement of the animals and their populations too.

The ministry will not interfere with the farms which carry out hunting activities. According to 20 minutes, the presence of the lynx will not alter any future or current rights regarding hunting, building livestock fences, roads, warehouses or ponds where the farms adhere to the agreement.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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