Wilderness and Nature Tours in Andalucía
Iberian Lynx Land is a young Spanish nature tourism company grown out of boundless enthusiasm for the wildlife of southern Spain and solid local knowledge. We are based in the province of Jaén in the north of Andalusia. This is the greenest of Spain’s provinces with a third of its territory designated as protected natural space. It is rightfully regarded as the unsung hero of Spanish nature conservation. Here you can have a real wilderness experience in what is arguably the region with the greatest wealth of flora and fauna in the whole Iberian Peninsula, and perhaps the whole of Europe.
The Iberian Lynx Land team consists of highly skilled wildlife guides led by chief guide Jose Luis Sanchez. A native of this part of Spain, Jose Luis’s knowledge of the area is unmatched. The coupling of a life-long enthusiasm for nature and extensive fieldwork conducted throughout the region as a government biologist has given him a keen eye and an acute perception of the local wildlife and natural environment of the area.
Our company offers birding day trips, wildlife tours, specialist Iberian Lynx tours and tailor-made wilderness and nature tours for all levels of wildlife watcher and wildlife photographers. To cater for the latter, we provide good photography hides dedicated to raptors, Iberian Lynx and other animals in some of the best natural areas. Jose Luis Ojeda is a well-known Spanish nature photographer and managing partner at Iberian Lynx Land who can advise on all of the things related to wildlife photography.
A quality life experience is what Iberian Lynx Land also offers its customers. We carefully select accommodation in the right places with the right ‘feel’ of charm, comfort, friendliness and regional home-cooking. Together with great guiding, our aim is to offer truly memorable times in southern Spain, one of Europe’s best birding countries.
José Luis Sánchez has a degree in biology. He is a naturalist by vocation and an expert on Andalusian Natural Areas, especially in the province of Jaén. Professionally dedicated to the conservation of threatened species, both in Andalucía and in Castilla-La Mancha. Some of the species he has worked with are Iberian Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Bustard, and Black-bellied Sandgrouse. Since 2011 he has been collaborating with a monitoring team to conserve the last Lammergeiers (Bearded Vultures) in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and he is currently involved in promoting tourism development and nature conservation. He is responsible for the tours and routes.
José Luis Ojeda has a degree in Fine Arts and he is a nature photographer with more than 30 years’ experience. His photography began in the 80s, using it as an instrument in the conservation of nature. He took part in the emerging environmental movement in its most critical early stages. He has an extensive archive of wildlife photographs, capturing some most impressive scenes, landscapes, time-lapses and videos. As a member of the AEFONA conservation committee he took part in the drafting of the latest Code of Ethics on nature photography. He has to his credit numerous prizes for nature photography as well as a multitude of photography books published in different media and he conducts photography courses and workshops. He is responsible for the photographic offering of Iberian Lynx Land, working with clients to help them capture the best images.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez has a degree in Environmental Sciences. He has worked for years as a nature guide in the Doñana Natural Area and as a technician in projects for the conservation of ecosystems and endangered species, highlighting in particular the Iberian Lynx. Currently, as a guide for Iberian Lynx Land, he shares his extensive knowledge and experience with visitors to our natural spaces.
Tomás Cerón is a biologist and nature photographer, an expert connoisseur of the National Park of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas. For more than 10 years he has dedicated his time to different environmental education and conservation projects in this natural park, conveying his passion for nature through his photography. He has won numerous prestigious photography awards both nationally and internationally. He is an Iberian Lynx Land guide both for wildlife observation and nature photography.
Miryam Pérez is a Senior Technician in Forest Management and the Natural Environment. She is a naturalist committed to the environment and threatened fauna, a SeoBirdLife-accredited ornithological guide and a nature photographer with awards to her name and commendations in numerous competitions. She is Responsible for customer service at the Visitor Center ‘Viñas de Peñallana’ and a wildife and photography guide for Iberian Lynx Land.
Iberian Lynx Land is included in the Tourism Registry of the Andalusian Government as an Active Tourism company AT/JA/00060.
Along with Responsible Nature Tourism, Iberian Lynx Land’s pivotal roles include Education and Conservation activities and programmes. We take an active role in improving the balance between intense agricultural activity, as is the case in northern Andalucía, and the need for sustainable development and conservation.
A share of Iberian Lynx Land’s profits goes to the conservation of the Iberian Lynx. The company works and collaborate with the landowners of estates where this critically endangered feline lives, improving the habitat and helping to increase the populations of its main prey – rabbits. We are involved in building rabbit warrens and releasing rabbits in areas with a low density.
Our conservation work is not only done in Spain. We are also developing a project to help in the conservation of the Andean Condor in Ecuador through our nature tours to that country.
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