lynx pardinus - Iberian Lynx by Jasper
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An Iberian lynx in the Sierra de Andújar natural park in Spain. The global supply chain of manufactured goods can contribute to wildlife decline – for example, growing demand for olive oil from Spain and Portugal could help push the endangered Iberian lynx into oblivion due to the construction of dams to control irrigation. Researchers have traced supply chains to measure the impact of imported consumer goods on wildlife in threatened areas.

Photograph: Luke Massey


Who cares about the artist, I want to meet all them characters! …at least that’s what I thought after I posted mine… 

We had a game last Sunday and I doodled Liehu (again), and used a useless old lecture to doodle up the contents of his backbag. Now we have a little get to know of him all whipped up! And I need to get back to my seminar books, not doodling more of these (or anything). But please, everyone, do let me get to know all of your characters too 8>

The Iberian lynx, also known for its scientific name as the lynx pardinus, is the top feline species to be close to extinction.

The threats of the endangered Iberian lynx is the lack of prey (rabbits), habitat damage (more room for human habitat and weather damages), and car accidents.The non-threat side is that this species is a solitary mammal, which makes it safe from the cause of being a prey to other species.  


This is Eco, an Iberian lynx cub at a breeding centre in Spain. His kind is the most endangered species of cat in the world. Eco has to be kept away from his twin brother, as an Iberian lynx cub is likely to kill its littermate, to ensure its own survival. This behaviour occurs when the cubs are between 30 and 60 days old and it makes the conservation of the species even more difficult. (The Loneliest Animals - PBS Nature)