The rescue mission that moved 29 lynx away from the fire at the Iberian-lynx National Breeding Center was crucial to save them. The action, involving as much as 70 people, transported the animals to three different centers in Spain, in face of impending wildfires devastating the area around the Center in Silves, Algarve.
The first litters of Iberian lynx born in the wild in 2018 have just been confirmed. Three females of this Endangered species, gave birth to four young each of them, announced the Institute of Conservation of Nature and Forests (ICNF) this week.
A bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) was seen and photographed by a German birdwatcher in the Algarve. The last time anyone had seen this species in Portugal would have been at the end of the nineteenth century.