A successful captive breeding program has tripled numbers of lynx in Spain.
Based on this, attempts may be undertaken to reintroduce the cat into the United Kingdom.
The Spanish project to reintroduce the Lynx has taken 15 years.
In 2002, the numbers of Iberian lynx were down to less than 100, and the numbers were confined to southern Spain (the Andalusia region.)
Of that population, there were only 25 breeding females.
The first young to be released into the wild were few in number, back in 2010.
By 2014, 124 animals were released; and by 2015, 400 were set loose.