The Regional Ministry of Development of Castilla-La Mancha initiates actions in the Toledo Mountains
December 16, 2022
The regional government signs the contract to begin work in the Iberian lynx reintroduction area on the CM-410 and CM-403 roads in the Montes de Toledo area.
The Regional Minister of Public Works, Nacho Hernando, stressed that “with this contract we will be able, through the LIFE LYNXCONNECT Project, to fence or continue fencing off areas along these roads, to continue contributing to ensuring that everything lives in harmony: growth, progress, but also the conservation of what for us is a sign of our identity, our natural surroundings”.
The contract, worth 427,166 euros, will enable special fencing to protect and prevent Iberian lynx from being run over in the reintroduction areas of this species, which is threatened, among other factors, by this type of road traffic.
In addition to the fencing measures and with the aim of maintaining permeability and access to public roads, Canadian crossings will be installed on the accesses that require it, as well as replacing gates on the accesses to public roads to prevent lynxes escaping onto the road.
Last year, García-Page’s government undertook the improvement of CM-410 between Menasalbas and Sonseca, in its last stretch between Mazarambroz and Sonseca, with a total investment of 2.5 million euros, in which this type of action will be carried out in order to reduce the number of Iberian lynx being run over.