20 Jun, 2015 @ 14:00
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Endangered Iberian lynx road deaths at record high in Andalucia

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LynxTHE world’s most endangered feline is falling foul of an unexpected enemy.

The number of Iberian lynx is on the up in Andalucia, but efforts to reintroduce the big cat in the wild have led to an unproportionate number of road collisions.

In the past 12 months, 22 of the 28 lynxes to die in Andalucia were killed by cars.

A figure WWF species director Ramon Perez has labelled as ‘revolting’.

“Cars are the greatest threat for the future of the lynx,” he said.

“It’s revolting because it’s a problem that could easily be fixed.”

In March the Junta and the Ministry of Public Works announced reduced speed limits in areas where high death rates have been recorded for the lynx, the world’s most endangered feline.

Rob Horgan

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