Spain pursues effort to save world’s most endangered feline

SMARTBRIEF – UN

Spain is racing against time to bring the Iberian lynx back from the brink of extinction after a 2002 warning from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature warned the cat was in danger of becoming the first feline species to go extinct since the saber-tooth tiger 10,000 years ago. The world’s remaining 200 Iberian lynx are part of a monitoring and reproduction effort, and Spanish authorities have vowed to create protected habitat for the cats. Der Spiegel (Germany)

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