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Title of the project

LIFE06 NAT/E/000209Reintroducción Lince Andalucia – Conservation and reintroduction of the Iberian lynx in Andalucia


The project aimed to stabilize the Iberian lynx populations in Spain and to develop a comprehensive strategy for the conservation of the species.
The ultimate goal of the project is to reduce the risk of extinction by:
– increasing population size of the Iberian lynx and the wild rabbit: increase the carrying capacity of the environment and reduce mortality
– increasing the number of populations: creation of new nuclei through reintroduction.

Different actions conducted: wild rabbit increasing; permeabilisation of infrastructure; genetic reinforcement; sanitary control; reintroduction via captive breeding schemes; awareness; lynx population monitoring and rabbit monitoring.

The three hunting associations involved in the project have their own objectives, see: http://www.lifelince.org/pagina.aspx?id=9


The Andalusian Lynx Introduction project has very significantly contributed to the recovery of the Iberian lynx, helping to both increase and extend populations. The success of the project is demonstrated by the decision of the specialist cat group of the IUCN to downgrade the classification of the species from ‘critically endangered’ to ‘endangered’.For more details:http://www.lifelince.org/pagina.aspx?id=56


Country Spain
Level Regional
Province(s) Andalusian provinces where the Iberian Lynx currently exists: Huelva, Seville, Cordoba and Jaen
Region Andalusia

Starting date


Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000


Species Caracteristics Protected species, Threatened species
Species Type Large carnivores
Name(s) of main species Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Regional authority:Junta de Andalucía. Consejería de Medio Ambiente(The Department of the Environment of the Governmet of Andalusia) (http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/site/portalweb/)
Other partners HUNTING ASSOCIATIONS- APROCA-ANDALUCIA: Andalusian Hunting and Environmental Conservation Association (http://www.aprocaclm.org/)- ATECA: Association of Hunting Reserve Owners- FEDERACIÓN ANDALUZA DE CAZA (FAC - ANDALUSIAN HUNTING FEDERATION) (http://www.fac.es/)OTHER PARTNERS- ECOLOGISTAS EN ACCIÓN-Andalucia (http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/rubrique10.html)- CBD-HÁBITAT foundation (http://www.cbd-habitat.com/)- SECEM (Spain SociedadEspañola para la Conservación y Estudio de losMamíferos) (http://www.secem.es/)- DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERY (CAYP). JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA (http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/organismos/agriculturapescaydesarrollorural.html)- DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION (COPyT). JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA- DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT (CIEyMA). JUNTA DE EXTREMADURA.- Spain WWF ADENA (http://www.wwf.es/wwf_adena/)For details: http://www.lifelince.org/pagina.aspx?id=9

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

Total budget 25,971,489.00 €EU contribution 9,869,166.00 €For details:http://www.lifelince.org/pagina.aspx?id=13

Estimation of Human Resources needed

No data


Title: Conservation and reintroduction of the Iberian lynx in AndaluciaProject desciption from DG ENVTitle: Anejo E.11 Informe LaymanTitle: Anejo F.7 AFTER LIFE de conservacion del lince ibéricoTitle: Anejo A.11 - Plan de Recuperación del linceibérico de la Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía2011 Editor: BOJA núm. 25Title: Proceedings of the III Iberian lynx ConservationSeminar, November 17-19, 20082009http://www.lifelince.org/pagina.aspx?id=57