Photos on the Mediterranean Page

<p><span style="font-size: small;"><b>Common Scarlet-darte</b>r <i>Crocothemis erythraea</i> </span><span style="font-size: small;">&copy; F.Pupin</span></p>

The Common Scarlet-darter (Crocothemis erythraea) is common and widespread in Africa, western Asia and southern Europe that lives in open stagnant water, including rice paddies and brackish lagoons. Categorized as Least Concen in the Mediterranean.

Photo © Fabio Pupin.

<p><b>Iberian Lynx</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <i>Lynx pardinus</i> &copy; A.Rivas</p>

The Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) is the world´s most threatened felid species. It is endemic to Spain and Portugal, and currently Critically Endangered as a result of fragmentation of its natural habitat by agricultural and industrial development.

Photo © Antonio Rivas - Programa de Conservación ex-situ del lince ibérico.

<p><b>Morris Squill</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <i>Scilla morrisii</i> &copy; C.S.Christodoulou</p>

The Morris Squill (Scilla morrisii) is a Critically Endangered plant endemic to the Island of Cyprus, which grows in moist, shaded crevices and banks. Its popuation is severely fragmented  and declining due to its sensibility to human pressure.

Photo © C.S.Christodoulou.