Lynx centre

MINISTER FOR the environment, Francisco Nunes Correia, is due to visit the Silves Iberian lynx reproduction centre at the Herdade das Santinhas for the foundation stone ceremony today (Friday).

When completed, the new reproduction centre, the first of its kind in Portugal, will house 16 Iberian Lynxes, donated by the reproduction centre at Doñana Park in Spain.

It is hoped that by 2015 there will be a large enough population of lynx from the breeding centres in Spain and Portugal to allow a population to be re-introduced into a prepared habitat in the wild.

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