Monday, July 22, 2013

Iberian Lynx jeopardized by Climate Warming

An article was just published about the problems climate warming is bringing to Iberian Lynx, a very endangered cat in Spain and Portugal where there are captive breeding and release efforts underway that we explored as we traveled the 38th Parallel for our book (see our blogs from April 27 and 28, 2010).  This article summarizes the report just published in Nature Climate Change. See:

The authors of the report concluded that the species may face extinction unless efforts to reestablish them are shifted northward.  This link goes to the original report titled "Adapted conservation measures are required to save the Iberian lynx in a changing climate":

Lynx drawing by Javier Grijalbo, Madrid, Spain:

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