A drone to save the lynx
The agreement will last for one year and aims to advance in the monitoring of Iberian lynxes with radio markers reintroduced into the natural environment within the framework of the Recovery Program promoted by the Andalusian Government.
Until now, the radio markers used (VHF collars) have provided very valuable information regarding the use of space and the dispersal routes of the released individuals, but this monitoring was more random depending on the orography of the terrain and required daily surveillance by an operator.
Extinction level downgrade
During the act, Fiscal has assured that the project aims to improve the monitoring and study through the latest technology available, providing more data and refining the searches. The head of Environment has recalled that recently, and thanks to the actions of conservation of the species developed by the Junta de Andalucía, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN in spanish acronyms) has lowered the threat category of the Iberian lynx from Endangered Critical from Extinction to Endangered, as populations have increased from 97 individuals in the census in 2002 to 327 in 2014.