The monitoring and veterinary team for the protection of the Iberian lynx recently fitted GPS tracking collars to several of the cubs born in 2020 at the El Acebuche Iberian lynx breeding center close to El Rocio in Huelva province.
Quite a few people are commenting about the size of the collars being fitted with some going as far to say thay they are cruel and stop the lynx from hunting. Others say they should have reflective strips on them to help them being seen at night on roads.
I presume the tracking collars are this large and bulky size to help with identification of individuals at a greater distance.
Read more about the Iberian lynx in English here…
Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) Lince Ibérico
the official Spanish site is here.