Wildlife Conservation Trip focusing on Iberian Lynx
This leisurely paced 5-day Iberian Lynx Conservation and Wildlife Tour takes place in Sierra de Andújar Natural Park, one of the most important areas in Spain for the conservation of the Iberian Lynx. This tour can be booked on request for a minimum of three and a maximum of eight people.
The Sierra de Andújar NP forms part of Sierra Morena in northern Andalusia. It is a beautiful natural area between the Yeguas and Jandula rivers. It is densely wooded, with one of Andalucia's best preserved expanses of Mediterranean forest and scrubland, ideal habitat for Iberian Lynx conservation. Pine and deciduous trees such as Poplars shelter Myrtle and Oleander shrubs and a wide range of herbs that perfume the air as you brush through them.
"We travelled around Andujar Natural Park and Jose Luis spotted a male Lynx. We watched it and it watched us for over an hour. Plus we saw Golden and pair of Imperial Eagles, cuckoos and Orioles." - Christine Stockton
This environment is perfect for the Lynx and their favoured prey. There are Red and Fallow Deer, Wild Boar, Iberian Ibex and Mouflon as well as Iberian Wolf, Otters and Genets living among the trees.
The birdlife in this area is also impressive, with raptor species such as Spanish Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Black and Griffon Vultures and Eagle Owl present in good numbers. There is also a significant population of Black Storks, Golden Orioles and Red-billed Choughs, found on the rocky outcrops of the mountain range.
Sierra de Andújar's greatest claim to fame, however, has to be its Iberian lynx. The Natural Park currently hosts the best and most important location for the conservation of Iberian Lynx, with about 250 cats, around 40% of the world population.
Although there are no guarantees, this has got to be your best chance of seeing the elusive cat, and its a chance to spend time in this beautiful, unspoilt area of southern Spain.
Iberian Lynx Conservation and Wildlife Tour highlights include:
- Exploration of the beautiful Sierra de Andújar Natural Park
- A chance to see Iberian Lynx conservation in action
- An impressive array of birds of prey
Do you like the look of this Iberian Lynx conservation tour but you're keen to see what else is on offer? Take a look at the Sierra Magina Golden Eagle Birding Tour, Jaén, Spain.
Alternative Tour Name: Iberian Lynx in Sierra de Andújar Tour