Iberian Lynx Card

Iberian Lynx Card

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Iberian Lynx by Nathalie Heseltine

The artwork used on these cards was created to cast light on a variety of endangered species from around the world. Made from collages of magazine clippings, the originals of these vibrant and beautiful pieces have been exhibited in London. 

The Iberian Lynx

STATUS: Critically endangered

The remaining populations of the Iberian Lynx survive in Spain and Portugal. Mainly a solitary animal, these lynx are nocturnal and like to hunt alone. It is believed that if the Iberian Lynx died out, it would be the first feline species to become extinct since prehistoric times.

They are the worlds most threatened species of cat, with its prey (rabbit) being decimated by two diseases in the 20th century. It has been further affected by the loss of scrubland, its main habitat, to human development.

CONSERVATION: Captive breeding and reintroduction programs have boosted their numbers. As of 2013, Andalucía has a population of 309 lynx living in the wild.

About the artist

From her days of looking after hundreds of stick insects to her incredible artwork that highlights the plight of some of our most wonderful creatures, London based Nathalie Heseltine has always had a love for animals. When she's not creating her masterpieces, you can find her either studying marine conservation or travelling to some far flung country to save marine life.