One of the most endangered cat species in the world, the Iberian Lynx is native to Southern Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, an area that encompasses Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Gibraltar.
Their population numbers have been around 100 in recent years after being at about 400 in the year 2000.
It’s critically endangered status is primarily due to habitat loss from infrastructure improvement and urban resort development. Another factor is the decline of rabbits, their favorite prey, and disease.
The good news is that ever since being put on the ICUN Red List conservation efforts have been steadily increasing.
ICUN Red List