Two decades ago, the Iberian lynx was nearly extinct because its habitats disappeared, its main food source (rabbits) decreased, and people caused problems. In 2001, only 62 adult lynxes were left. They acted fast with plans to breed more lynxes, fix habitats, and protect them. Recently, the IUCN said the lynx is now “vulnerable,” a big change showing recovery. Now, more than 2,000 lynxes live in nature areas in southern Spain and Portugal. To make this happen, they raised rabbit numbers, stopped illegal hunting and car accidents, and got the community involved. They also put lynxes back into new areas, adding 3,320 square kilometers. But it is still hard. The lynx will keep going if rabbit numbers stay steady and stay healthy from new problems like weather changes and sicknesses. New things, like fires, from climate change, are more problems. To make sure lynxes live on, they need to watch them, change their plans, and work with everyone. Helping more needs more community help too.