The recovery of the Iberian lynx has been made possible by conservation programmes developed in coordination with public and private institutions, with the collaboration of all those involved: public administrations, landowners and land managers, hunters, conservation organisations, scientists… we have all worked together to save the species from extinction.
CBD-Habitat has been working for the recovery of the Iberian lynx since 1999, when we signed the first collaboration agreements with estates where the last of the lynx were found.
Since then we have not stopped working to protect this species and its habitat. We work directly in the field, in close collaboration with all other stakeholders. We mainly focus on monitoring and surveillance, along with habitat management activities to promote biodiversity and raise awareness among the local population. Our work has allowed us to acquire a wealth of experience that we have been able to apply in new territories as the species has recovered.