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Lynx Crawling Steadily, Toward Castilla-La Mancha

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On Monday, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Castilla-La Mancha, José Luis Martínez Guijarro, pointed to the "magnificent results" that is giving the project "Priority Channel" and also stated that his Department has detected the

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Cher C (1429)
Monday April 11, 2011, 6:21 am


In what situation is the lynx in Castilla-La Mancha? Does the project Life Conservation and reintroduction of the species in Andalusia has had a positive impact on our territory? And the Life "PrioriMancha? When we say that there is a stable population of lynx in our region? The truth is that while we walked in the right direction, still have to take a few years before that happens, as they have shown technical specialists Castilla-La Mancha and Andalusia.

On Monday, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Castilla-La Mancha, José Luis Martínez Guijarro, pointed to the "magnificent results" that is giving the project "Priority Channel" and also stated that his Department has detected the presence of Iberian Lynx in Castilla-La Mancha, also "in places far removed from that southern region, where until now we had this record."

Guijarro Martínez's words contrast with the general director of the Ministry of Environment of the Andalusian, Javier Madrid, who told The Day, said this week that in Castilla-La Mancha no lynx. Madrid said the Life Project "Conservation and Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) in Andalusia, which was approved in 2006 and ending in July 2011, is being from a global perspective" very positive. " Currently, the third project on lynx Life is within the trial period and the end of May we will know if it is financed or not, with a budget of 50 million euros, as proposed by the Junta de Andalucía. According to Madrid, "the Iberian lynx population has grown exponentially," and suggested that, in subjects that are pending is the reintroduction and social awareness in Doñana in Andújar, and new areas. In fact, have gone from having 196 square kilometers in the presence of lynx to have over 700. On the current status of the lynx in Castilla-La Mancha, Madrid Javier explained that "the lynx population that is free is in Andalusia." However, it noted that "there are some Iberian lynx in Andújar, Jaén Area, who have crossed the boundaries of the autonomous region and have been in Castilla-La Mancha and going back and forth in their long journeys over long distances" . As for future prospects, Madrid predicts that "certainly by 2015 we can see the Iberian lynx in Castilla-La Mancha."

The population has doubled

In the same line has been positioned one of the technicians of the Ministry of Environment of Andalusia, Miguel Angel Simón, who has confirmed that indeed, the population of lynx in Andalusia has reached double in this region. "We found that one of the few people in radiolabeling were introduced in the province of Ciudad Real," he said. According to Miguel Angel Simón, Castilla-La Mancha has some habitats "well preserved" so that "it is not unlikely that it had a tenant in the territory." The factor that, from their point of view, would improve the social support of the population. In his view, "still have to take three to four years before Castilla-La Mancha comes to the situation in which Andalusia is about the lynx population." "The important thing is to go step by step in a safe and secure," he said.


For its part, the general director of Protected Areas and Biodiversity of the Ministry of Environment of Castilla-La Mancha, Alberto López, explained that in 2007 we spotted a lynx population in the south of Castilla-La Mancha that estimated around 15 individuals. At present actions are being developed to prepare the ground for the expected arrival of a more stable population. Among the more negative we can say that in the monitoring process through camera traps has not been recorded from any copies. On the positive side we can say that individuals have been sighted in various parts of the region's geography, as indicated by Miguel Angel Simon. "We have quite detailed evidence of individuals who do not know whether populations are stable or are dispersed copies," he said. Among the best evidence, he adds, is the abuse of a female lynx occurred in December 2009 in a municipality in Ciudad Real. Radiolabelling has also allowed the presence of certain fish from Andalusia, as Michelangelo said Simon.


Among the signs that point to a possible presence of lynx in Castilla-La Mancha is the discovery of faeces in the Montes de Toledo, as confirmed by the director general of Protected Areas and Biodiversity of the Ministry of Environment of Castilla-La Mancha Alberto López. In addition, Lopez says in recent weeks there have been sightings of individuals in the southern province of Cuenca. "There is no graphics, but it is sightings by many people," he explains. In this sense, says the lynx habitat is very wide, so the photograph is more difficult.

Issues dispersion

According to Alberto Lopez, are the areas adjacent to the Andalusian provinces of Jaen and Cordoba where specimens were found dispersed through many signs. Moreover, in the Montes de Toledo has been indirect evidence from mainly from droppings and sightings by people. In short, there is evidence of the existence of a stable population of lynx in Castilla-La Mancha, but there are indications that the presence of copies dispersed in the provinces of Ciudad Real, Albacete and Cuenca. In recent months we have gathered enough data to ensure that there is a population in different parts of the territory, "he said Alberto Lopez.

In his view, the goal is that individuals come to form a stable settlement in a period of time. "What is important is the work being carried out for the lynx can be established in an average period of time and with a stable and consolidated people," he added. He cited the excellent results that were obtained thanks to the imperial eagle recovery in Castilla-La Mancha.


DebrahAnna Esposito (10)
Monday April 11, 2011, 6:55 am
thank you for translating i hope they do what is needed to protect the lynx,

Vikram Chhabra (394)
Monday April 11, 2011, 7:04 am

Past Member (0)
Monday April 11, 2011, 11:19 am
Thanks noted

MmAway M (505)
Monday April 11, 2011, 11:45 am
Thank you Cher for the translation, did go to the news at site first and LOVED the photo...These special lynx have been so hunted for their fur. Hope and Prayers that they help this special and awesome little creature!

Cindy C (125)
Monday April 11, 2011, 12:12 pm

Laura N (7)
Monday April 11, 2011, 3:18 pm
My hopes to these specie and to the success of this action to achieve a growth in the population. Thanks!

Carol H (229)
Monday April 11, 2011, 3:20 pm
noted, thanks Cher

Irene Ling (23)
Monday April 11, 2011, 5:19 pm
Thanks for the translation , noted and thanks .

Ruth R (246)
Monday April 11, 2011, 11:13 pm
Thank you Cher. noted.

Tanya Muncey (27)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 7:22 am
Thank you for sharing Cher.

SANDRA R (144)
Thursday April 14, 2011, 1:57 am
Noted. Thank you Cher.
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