Goldman Environmental Prize: Campaigner protecting endangered lynx wins award

(CNN)One of the rarest of wildcats, the Balkan lynx has gained an almost mythical reputation. A national symbol of North Macedonia, it appears on the country's five denar coin, but today the species is critically endangered.

As few as 20 adults still roam the mountains and alpine forests of the south-west Balkans, and the only place they are known to breed is the Mavrovo National Park -- an area famed for its gorges, meadows and dramatic waterfalls, which straddles North Macedonia's border with Albania and Kosovo.