The captive breeding program of the Iberian lynx could soon have a second center in addition to El Acebuche in the Doñana National Park. The new facility "will not be in Andalusia," announced yesterday by the Environment Minister, but in other communities with a tradition lincera as Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha, or Madrid, where in recent times have been detected traces the world's most endangered feline.
Anyway, the site of the new center is still a mystery. "We are studying the various properties that could meet conditions," said Cristina Narbona, who took stock of its first two years at the helm of the Ministry.
With half of the legislature met, Narbona highlighted as responsible for their management in these two years the water and drought, fire and CO2 emissions. The repeal of the transfer of the Ebro was the starting point for a policy to save on consumption, "to modernize irrigation systems, provide a sustainable use of groundwater, treated water reuse and desalination." The WATER program, as an alternative to transfer, and has channeled some of the 4,000 million euros budgeted.
Future plans include the Ministry, in addition to the new captive breeding lynx, to approve the Law on Biodiversity, in writing, and even before the National Parks Act. Friday NARBONNE be analyzed by the Council of Ministers the draft text that will define the new legal framework of the great natural areas in Spain, after the Constitutional Court awarded the exclusive management to the autonomous communities.
The costs are another area of concern for the Environment. The remainder of the boundaries of the legislature will maritime-terrestrial public domain in these two years have joined the public body 855.5 kilometers this year and is budgeted 20 million euros for this purpose, and also the demolition of buildings -61 shoreline so far that violate the Coastal Act.
The Ministry also intends to adopt ten strategies national conservation of endangered species: the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian capercaillie, wolf, the ruddy, the European mink, the Balearic shearwater, monk seals Atlantic Pyrenean brown bear The Focha Moruna and Marbled Teal.
addition to those species whose conservation strategies are developed, the Environment working on four others: that of the Audouin's gull, Bonelli's eagle, the clam and limpet ferruginea river.
Regarding Pyre the bear, the minister reported that "few days" will convene a meeting with directors of autonomy bordering the Pyrenees to discuss the reintroduction of this species.
Since it was launched the Plan of captive breeding of the Iberian lynx in Acebuche in 2003, were born at the center onubense a total of nine pups. The first birth took place in March last year. "Saliega," one of the females who are part of the program, gave birth to three copies, one of whom died after fighting with his brother.
"Saliega" has again this year. Last March she gave birth to two offspring, which, like his older brothers, who already have one years, are in perfect condition.
For their part, "Hope," another of the females of the plan, has given birth this month to two cubs evolve perfectly. "Aliaga", however, has not had much luck and days before that "Hope" to take their children, birth to two copies that have not survived.
is scheduled to release the first cubs born in captivity by the year 2009 in the natural parks of the Sierra Norte (Sevilla) and Despeñaperros, in Jaén, and in areas of Hornachuelos and Guadalmellato (Córdoba).