The return of large carnivores such as wolves and lynx to the Alps is the cause of much debate; all the more so since the lynx was reintroduced in the 1970s, and is now thriving.This content was published on July 1, 2000 - 07:48
Imogen Foulkes goes in search of this controversial, but elusive creature. Why did the lynx die out in Switzerland a hundred years ago, and why should it come back? Find out the answers to these and many more questions about this alpine predator by listening to our audio feature; "In search of the lynx". Discover who loves this wild mountain cat, and who hates it. Find out where the lynx likes to live, what it likes to eat, and how many there are in Switzerland. Why do some say the lynx is actually good for the environment, while others claim the opposite?