CONFERÊNCIA SOBRE O LINCE IBÉRICO, DIAS 15 A 17 DE DEZEMBRO EM CÓRDOVA
In October 2002 the first conference on the current status of the Iberian lynx conservation took place in Andujar (Andalucia). At that time the situation of the species was extremely critical. Since then the status of the population hasn't changed much, yet there have been notable improvements, e.g.,the political situation improved significantly, the conservation breeding programme is currenlty going on (with 5 females and 3 males in El Acebuche center), with successful cooperation between two Spanish administrations and relatively coordinated field project. This year, a "follow-up" Seminar is being prepared together by MIMAM (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente), Junta de Andalucia, WWF Adena, IUCN/SSC Cat SG, Council of Europe and LCIE. The seminar will be held in Cordoba, on 15-17 December 2004. Although the nature of the meeting will be mainly technical, during the first day it will be open for participation of the general public. Download the program of the seminar. Map how to arrive
II Seminar and workshop on the conservation of the Iberian lynx
Córdoba, 15-17 December 2004
Campus of Rabanales. Córdoba University
Public presentations: 15 December 2004
Workshop: 16 and 17 December 2004
Organisers: Junta de Andalucía (LIFE Project), MIMAM, WWF, IUCN/SSC CatSG, Council of Europe, LCIE.
Two years after the seminar on the conservation of the Iberian lynx in Andújar, we want to meet again to review the status of the remnant populations, the progress made since the first conference and to address the future challenges to conserve the Critically Endangered Iberian lynx. The first day of the meeting, with presentations summing up the situation, will be open to a broad audience. The second and third day will address specific scientific and technical questions in small working groups and will be restricted to a limited number of invited attendants.
Day 1: Presentations
08.30 – 09.30 Registration of the workshop participants, organisational aspects.
09.30 Arrival of the audience of first day
10.00 – 10.30 Opening ceremony, welcome addresses from MIMAM – Sra Cristina Narbona, Consejera de Junta de Andalucía – Sra Fuensanta Coves, University of Córdoba – Eugenio Dominguez, European Comission – Bruno Julien, Council of Europe – Eladio Fernandez-Galiano), IUCN – SSC representative or regional office representative.
Chair: Eladio Fernandez-Galiano
10.30 – 11.30 Monitoring and trends in Spain and Portugal: Nicolás Guzmán, Miguel Ángel Simón Mata, Antonio Aranda Moreno, Javier Caldera, Luis Prada, José Angel Arranz, Pedro Sarmento.Monitoring and status of the Iberian lynx in Spain (Andalucia, Castilla la Mancha, Extremadura, Madrid, Castilla y León – changes since Andújar I) and Portugal (report February 2004).
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 – 13.00 Conservation of the remnant populations through the EU Life projects (Junta de Andalucía in collaboration with EU representatives and other institutions and organisations involved: Miguel Angel Simon Mata, Luis Suarez, Nicolás Guzmán, Miguel Aymerich, Javier Oria. Status of the Andújar and the Doñana populations. Progress made in the ongoing field projects since Andújar I. Problems, challenges and future of the present conservation work.
13.00 – 13.30 Status and trends of the prey population: Carlos Calvete.
Status of the rabbit populations. Epidemiological surveys and trends. Ongoing scientific work and applied conservation work. Identification of knowledge gaps, need for further research and actions.
13.30 – 14.00 Status of the captive breeding programme: Astrid Vargas.Situation of the captive breeding programme. Problems and challenges. Planning and outlook.
14.00 – 16.00 Lunch
Chair: José Guirado
16.00 – 16.30 Integrating scientific approaches into conservation work: Francisco Palomares/Miguel Delibes. How can we know that we do the right things? Using knowledge and science (controls) to improve the conservation of the Iberian lynx.
16.30 – 17.00 How effective were the recommendations released at the end of Andújar I?: Miguel Aymerich.Which recommendations have been followed? Where was progress made?
17.00 – 17.30 IUCN/SSC Red List approach and re-introduction guidelines: Urs & Christine Breitenmoser. Applying the red list criteria to define a recovery strategy for the Iberian lynx.
17.30 – 18.30 Round table – How can we bring our message to the society?
Chair: Gustavo Catalan
Round table: Miguel Angel Simon Mata, Miguel Aymerich, Miguel Delibes, Javier Moreno, Pedro Sarmento), EC.
Day 2: Working groups (só para convidados)
The conveners of each working group are identified ahead. The conveners will prepare the work of each group in co-operation with the organisers of the workshop. Each group should have a bilingual reporter taking notes during the work. The working groups are organising the work by themselves. The list of items presented below is a proposal; each working group should set their own priorities. The reports (1 page summary, 1 page priorities and recommendations) need to be turned in at 17:00.
09.30 – 10.00
1. Presentation of the Iberian lynx compendium: Manuela von Arx.
2. Instructions for WGs
10.00 – 17.00
WG 1. Lynx: Assessment of the conservation status of the remnant populations (Doñana and Andújar).
Convener: Rafael Cadenas
- Continuous monitoring of the populations
- Field work in the two remnant populations
- Differences between the Doñana and Andújar population
- Conservation strategies and activities in the two populations in the coming years
- Research needs (e.g. dispersal study in Andújar population by means of radio-telemetry)
WG 2. Rabbit: Survey, research and recovery of the rabbit populations.
Convener: Pablo Ferreras
- Epidemiology and aetiology of the rabbit diseases
- Disease control (e.g. vaccination)
- Distribution and abundance
- Population dynamics
- Continuous survey of the epidemics and monitoring of the rabbit populations
- Recovery strategies and procedures
- Cooperation with hunters
WG 3. Space: Management of living space and habitat for the recovery of the Iberian lynx.
Convener: Francisco Palomares/Miguel Delibes
- Habitat quality and extension (spatial requirements to secure and expand the two remnant populations)
- Fragmentation and corridors: present situation and further need
- Development projects (roads, dams, etc.): Present and future threats to the conservation plans
- Metapopulation connectivity, spatial strategy for reintroductions
WG 4. In+Ex: Linking in situ and ex situ conservation efforts.
Convener: Astrid Vargas
- Prospects for the population growth in the breeding programme: timeline and needs
- Metapopulation approach including the captive breeding population
- Raising candidates for release: principles and strategies (parasite infections, genetics, etc.)
- Genetic management of the metapopulations
- Re-introduction and translocation: principles and preparatory works (biological and non-biological aspects), selection of potential reintroduction sites in the first, second, and third steps (concentric approach)
WG 5. Outreach: Outlines for a common strategy for communication, awareness, and outreach.
Convener: José María Montero
- Internal and external communication strategies
- Definition of target groups
- Methods and material for outreach
- Awareness campaigns on local, regional, national and international level
- ZOO participation
WG 6. Funding: Financial needs and funding strategy for short-, mid- and long-term conservation activities.
Convener: Magnus Sylven.
- Agreements with landowners: financial needs, time scale, spatial scale, strategy
- Fund raising strategies for the needs after LIFE
- Approach new sources
Secretary: Preparation of handouts and charts for Day 3
Day 3: Priorities and recommendations
Day facilitated by a bilingual person experienced in facilitation: Jonathan Hornbrook.
09.00 – 10.30
Presentations of WGs results, priorities and recommendations
10.30 – 12.30
Facilitated discussion, identification of general priorities, recommendations for follow-up actions
12.30 – 13.30 Coffee break (Secretary: preparation of the position paper)
13.30 – 14.30
Presentation of the position paper and final discussion
14.30 Lunch and end of conference