In the 31st December 2009, the LIFE project 'Recovery of the Iberian lynx Habitat at the Moura/Barrancos Site', started on the 1st September 2006, reached its end. This was a project of LPN's (Liga para a Protecção da Natureza) responsability, in a partnership with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Centre for Social Research and Intervention (CIS/ISCTE-IUL). This project, co-funded in 75% by the European Commission LIFE – Nature Programme, aimed the recovery and conservation of adequate habitats for the presence of the Iberian lynx at the Moura/Barrancos Site, and included the recovery of wild-rabbit natural populations, the main prey of the Iberian lynx. The project was concluded with success, enabling the recovery and conservation of adequate habitats to the Iberian-lynx at the Moura/Barrancos Site; the disclosure and awareness at a local, regional and national scale; and the promotion of local comunities' active participation, without whom the conservation of the Mediterranean landscape, the Iberian-lynx habitat, will not be possible (see the Press Release).
Although this project is concluded, LPN continues working actively with the landowners/hunting managers of the Moura/Barrancos Site, developing activities to maintain the conservation measures applied in the scope of this project, coveting its soon replication in other areas of the country.