Game owners and hunters are interested in the LIFE LYNXCONNECT project in towns in Badajoz and ask their partner, the Artemisan Foundation, about their doubts about the Iberian lynx.
The two most recent meetings have taken place in Villanueva de la Serena and Puebla de la Reina, as part of the dissemination work included in this European project for the consolidation of the species and under the title El lince ibérico: todo lo que necesitas saber (The Iberian lynx: everything you need to know).
LIFE LYNXCONNECT, which focuses on consolidating the recovery of the Iberian lynx in Spain and Portugal, is planning a series of meetings with hunters and managers in each area where the feline has been reintroduced. Recently, these talks were held in two villages in Badajoz near the lynx population centres of Ortigas and Matachel. The Artemisan Foundation is in charge of coordinating the contact with the managers, owners of hunting reserves and hunters so that they can attend, by region, a day in which they are made aware of their importance in the conservation of the Iberian lynx.
Both in Villanueva de la Serena and Puebla de la Reina, the behaviour of this species has been discussed, with real examples of the Iberian lynx with which the hunters and owners have had contact over the last year.
In short, these are meetings that serve as a contact point for all those people who have first-hand knowledge of the feline’s territories and who, therefore, are the same people that LIFE LYNXCONNECT is choosing as the ideal habitat for its reintroduction. The whole hunting sector should and can participate in the conservation of this species, as it is a success story.
The talks began last July in Extremadura, where they are still continuing in these last months of the year, and will be extended during 2023 to Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Murcia.