AT least 23 lynx were run over and killed in Andalucia last year, new figures have revealed.
According to WWF, this number rose to 35 nationwide, accounting for around 5% of the population of the protected wildcat.
However the numbers are a drop from 27 deaths in 2018 and 31 the year before.
It comes after progress was made on modifying the A-4 road in Sevilla last year, a black spot when it comes to lynxes being hit by cars.
However the WWF said more work is to be done on the road in the Ciudad Real region.
The N-420, which saw two lynxes hit last year, is already being modified to be safer for the wildcats.
In general, 2019 was a positive year for the Iberian lynx, with an estimated 150 believed to have been born across Spain and Portugal.
It means the population has increased by 22.4%, according to estimates.
The population is now believed to be between 820 and 830.
Animal conservationists said the figures suggest an upwards trend of population growth.