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Iberian Lynx

With a population of just 84 to 143 adults in isolated pockets of Spain and Portugal, the Iberian lynx is classified as "critically endangered" on the 2008 Red List.

The lynx depends on rabbits for more than 80 percent of its diet. But as European rabbit populations continue to decline due to disease, so do lynx.

Accidental deaths due to road traffic and snares set for rabbits--along with disease, illegal shooting, and increasingly fragmented habitat--are also contributing to lynx declines.
—Photograph by O. Alamany and E. Vicens/Corbis
 
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