Sierras de Andujar Iberian Lynx Tour
This is a 5-day Iberian Lynx Tour in the Sierra de Andujar Natural Park. A beautiful natural park, that offers some of the best wilderness landscapes in the whole Iberian Peninsula, is the refuge for the exceptional fauna and flora of the region.
The Sierras de Andújar Natural Park forms part of the Sierra Morena mountain chain. This beautiful natural space in the northwest of the province lies between the Rivers Yeguas and Jandula. The gently rolling Natural Park is densely wooded and boasts one of Andalucía’s best-preserved expanses of Mediterranean forest and scrubland. The dominant vegetation is the Mediterranean, with Cork and holm oak woodland, and the geology is granite, quartz and slate.
It hosts a large number of hoofed mammals like Red and Fallow Deer along with Wild Boar, Spanish Ibex and Mouflon. Small carnivorous like Otters, Genet and Wildcat, and is home to many endangered species: birds such as the magnificent Spanish Imperial Eagle and Black Vulture, the shy Black Stork, as well as the most endangered cat in the world: the Iberian Lynx. This Natural Park currently holds the best and most important population in terms of conservation of the species, with some 300 lynx, which is around 35% of the world population.
The Iberian Lynx will be our main target. This is a specialist tour and we will be using local knowledge, not only that of our company guides but also that of local people who really do have their ear to the ground regarding the whereabouts of this elusive feline.
As a local company with local contacts and networks, we would like to offer you the opportunity to take up optimum vantage points in some of the finest areas of Mediterranean woodland in the Iberian Peninsula, a truly unique natural reserve that also holds a large population of raptor species with good numbers of Spanish Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Black Vulture and Griffon Vulture.
A share of Iberian Lynx Land profits goes to the conservation of the Iberian Lynx. We work and collaborate with the landowners of the estates where this critically endangered feline lives, improving the habitat or increasing the populations of its main prey – rabbit, building rabbit warrens and releasing rabbits in areas of low density.
If you have a little more time to spend on your holiday, maybe you'd consider a longer trip such as the Southern Spain Wilderness Tour, Andalucía.
Alternative Tour Name: Iberian Lynx: The World’s Most Endangered Cat