European mammal species threatened

Saiga antelopeFrom Associated Press:

Dozens of European Mammal Species Face Extinction, Conservation Group Says

May 22, 2007 — By Frank Jordans

GENEVA — Dozens of European mammals, including the Iberian lynx, the elusive Saiga antelope and the Mediterranean monk seal, face extinction unless immediate measures are taken to protect them, a conservation group said Tuesday. …

Two European land mammals — a rabbit-like creature called the Sardinian pika and the aurochs, an ancestor to domestic cattle species — have already disappeared completely, while the gray whale has become extinct in European waters though it can still be found in the Pacific.

See also here.

Proposal to reintroduce Iberian lynx on abandoned agricultural land: here.

Iberian lynx: Radical moves for world’s rarest cat: here.

One of the world’s most endangered cats, the Iberian lynx, may not be doomed by its tiny population size: here.

Iberian Lynx Returns to the Wild in Spain: here.

Balkan lynx population declining – probably less than 100: here.

Saiga: here.

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