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.
Portuguese authorities gave the order to evacuate the Iberian-lynx National Breeding Centre as major wildfires burning across Monchique region, in Algarve, threaten the 29 Endangered felines.
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.
In a forest near Coimbra, Portugal, lives a family of genets. For a year, the biology student and photographer Manuel Malva accompanied these carnivores.
After Flora and Juncia, it was Kaida’s turn to be a mother at the National Reproduction Centre of the Iberian Lynx (CNRLI) in Portugal.
The drought that afflicts the Iberian Peninsula influenced this wintering season for more than 200,000 cranes, according to the latest census.
German ornithologists spotted a red kite near Frankfurt, something that thrilled a wildlife recovery center in Portugal. Learn why.
These are the nature books that caught our eye this month. Reading suggestions about wolves, flowers, Portuguese wildlife, Haeckel and Robert McFarlane.
The Oceanário de Lisboa, opened for 19 years, was elected the Best Aquarium in the World by Travelers’ Choice of TripAdvisor, a travel and tourism site with more than 535 million reviews.