This current event takes place in Spain’s countryside, also known as Andalucia. The Donana National Park has 20 endangered Iberian Lynxs in their breeding program which is on the edge of the park, and an estimated 150 in the wild. This cat is one of the rarest big cats. This cat look likes a domestic cat and a tiger.
This endangered animal can’t come near humans because it risks of getting a disease from people. The EU (European Union) are putting a lot of money in to trying to save this endangered animal. Environmentalist say the threat is a road built by the regional government of Andalucia in the middle of the forest. At first it was a forest track but now it has been upgraded with tarmac.
Now the endangered animal in the wild is at risk of being injured or being run over by city cars. Now the Regional government of Andalucia is being threatened by the European Commission to go to the court of justice. Locals are upset that the road could be torn up to preserve the Lynxs natural habitat.
So our critical question is: Is it worth putting in money to save a species?
Here’s what we think:
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Flying Onion Boy, Psycho Squirrel, and Spider Pig
Image retrieved from http://www.eaza.net/magazine/photos/ElAcebuche_ILcub3.jpg on December 8, 2007.