Develop Better Road Barriers & Safety Measures To Reduce Iberian Lynx Traffic Deaths

  • by: Sue Lee
  • recipient: Spain's Ministry of Public Works

The Iberian Lynx is continually in danger of extinction and the major concern now revolves around issues with auto accidents. Traffic seems to be increasing in areas where the cats are frequently and reports show that many are losing their lives as a result of being hit by a vehicle. There is great concern regarding the safety of these endangered felines when attempting to cross roads.

We are working to encourage authorities to do more to make roads safe while protecting the wildlife in the area like the Iberian Lynx. There was a time that this was not a concern but with improvements and growth, traffic increases and poses a great threat for the animals. This particular animal is one of the most endangered of feline species worldwide, finally making a comeback throughout Spain. However, with this new threat of traffic fatalities, changes need to be encouraged to protect the cats.

We are asking that Spain's Ministry of Public Works place barriers, clear bushes in the roadsides and set up passages that would let the endangered felines safely cross roads. Other measures may include a factor of lower speed limits in areas where the cats are known to frequent. You can help us in our efforts by signing and sharing this petition to show your support and concern for the well-being of the Iberian Lynx.




Spain's Ministry of Public Works – We are urging you to take measures in protecting the Iberian Lynx from traffic altercations and fatalities. They are finally making a comeback from extinction and now face a new threat due to growth and improvement, an increase in roads and excessive traffic. We are asking you to consider placing barriers, clear bushes in the roadsides and set up passages that would let the endangered felines safely cross roads. Other measures may include a factor of lower speed limits in areas where the cats are known to frequent.

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