LIFE LYNXCONNECT resumes meetings with hunters, managers and landowners
November 23, 2023
LIFE LYNXCONNECT is resuming the talks organised by the Artemisan Foundation, as a partner representing the hunting sector, aimed at managers, hunters and owners of hunting grounds in areas where the Iberian lynx is present and expanding. The last meetings were held last April in Extremadura and are now starting in Murcia, extending over the next year to Andalusia and Castilla-La Mancha.
Under the title The Iberian Lynx: everything you need to know, Artemisan has set itself the objective of fully involving all those people who have first-hand knowledge of the areas in which this feline can maintain wild populations and which, therefore, are the same areas that LIFE LYNXCONNECT is choosing as the ideal habitat for its reintroduction. The entire hunting sector should and can participate in the conservation of this species, being a success story given that 90% of the specimens live in hunting grounds and in order to resolve all their doubts about this coexistence that is giving such good results.
The work of the Artemisan Foundation involves bringing the reality of the Iberian lynx to the rural world and, at the same time, acting as an intermediary between the administration in charge of the conservation of the species and the reality of all the actors present who maintain the environment.
LYNXCONNECT thus recognises, with the participation of Artemisan as a partner, the importance of the hunting sector for the preservation of a species that continues to be in danger of extinction. Hunting management allows the Iberian lynx to find the habitat requirements and abundance of wild rabbits, its main food, without which it cannot survive.
During the talks, Artemisan will present information on the current situation of the Iberian lynx and explain what the LIFE LYNXCONNECT project consists of, as well as the implications of the presence of the lynx in hunting grounds, highlighting its important role in predator control. All are organised in collaboration with the regional hunting federations and with the support of local hunting societies.
For their part, those attending will be able to express their impressions and concerns regarding the Iberian lynx, with the aim of establishing common criteria for action by the sector and to see what aspects the competent administrations should work on in order to strengthen the relationship between the two.
Locations and dates
The reactivation of these talks begins on 30 November in Murcia and will continue in Andalusia in the coming months. The rest of the locations and dates will be notified over the next few weeks, in agreement with the corresponding hunting federations and associations. For further information, interested parties can contact firstname.lastname@example.org .