LYNXCONNECT congratulates CCLI La Olivilla for their new puppies.
March 4, 2022
There is no better way to celebrate the “World Wildlife Day” than celebrating that yesterday morning in the CCLI La Olivilla, the founding female Córdoba, daughter of Conquista and Andrés, 16 years old, gave birth to a single cub that she is taking care of with good maternal instinct and all her experience in the indoor whelping box. The 2022 season is thus inaugurated in the captive breeding centres where, from now on, the births that are surely also taking place in the free-living populations will follow one after the other.
The United Nations celebrated yesterday the benefits of conserving the diversity of animals and plants in the world through the slogan chosen this year for the event: “Recovering species, key to restoring ecosystems”, and has chosen the Iberian lynx and the Conservation Project as a species symbol of rebirth.
Since they began their work as a tool to support the recovery of the species in 2004, 475 cubs (76.5% of those born) have survived in the breeding centres, and when the litters born in 2021 are released into the wild, 338 of them will have been reintroduced, helping to bring the latest census of free-living populations (which stood at 94 in 2002) to 1,111 specimens (lifelynxconnect.eu).