Spain

A Future For Spain's Wild Landscapes And Ecosystems

Spain has proudly retained much of its wildlife. As much of Europe’s megafauna has been lost, flagship species, such as the brown bear, still roam the valleys of the Cantabrian mountains; the Iberian wolf and lynx still skulk the sun-scorched Dehesa and Sierra landscapes of Asturias. For the future of European biodiversity, these species – and all the agents that form the Iberian ecosystem – must flourish.

We work with local conservation organisations to protect Spanish wildlife populations, ensuring the health of carnivore populations. Our shared vision is of a wilder Iberia, where humans coexist with thriving wildlife populations.

26%
Forest Cover

across Spain today

~350
Bears

remaining in Spain

~1,100
Lynx

remaining in Spain

Explore Our Projects In Spain

Page 1

CONSERVING THE IBERIAN LYNX

The European Nature Trust is supporting the work of the CBD-Habitat Foundation to recover, conserve and reintroduce the Iberian lynx. Through their work, lynx populations have recovered from a nadir of 100 individuals to more than 1,100 today, distributed across 8 sub-populations. Yet, for lynx to survive, the wild population must be multiplied at least five-fold.
view project
Page 2

SECURING A FUTURE FOR SPAIN'S BROWN BEARS

The European Nature Trust supports Fondación Oso Pardo in the conservation of Spain’s brown bears. Roaming the temperate, broadleaf forests of the Cantabrian Mountains is a population of around 250 individuals. Categorised as ‘Endangered’, the population requires crucial conservation support.
VIEW PROJECT
Gallery 1
Gallery 2
Gallery 3
Gallery 4
Gallery 5
Gallery 6

Your Role

The European Nature Trust is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the last remaining wilderness and wild areas in Europe. We believe that wild nature is the bedrock of life in Europe. In our human-dominated landscape, there are pockets of true, wild nature that remain. To secure a future for our planet, and to restore the natural systems on which we depend, wild Europe must prosper.

Spain News

Searching for bears in wild Asturias

Europe, contrary to popular opinion, still boasts an abundance of biodiversity, keystone species and large carnivores. You just need to […]

Read More
The Comeback Cat: Spain’s Iberian lynx

How did what used to be the rarest cat on earth leap 1000% in number in just 20 years?

Read More
100 Days of Solitude

Join José Díaz in the Asturian wilderness as he reconnects with nature, the self, and life’s true purpose.

Read More
view more

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more.”

Lord Byron,
Poet

Join our newsletter to connect with wild Europe

You've been added to our Newsletter!

Subscribe

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from The European Nature Trust and Alladale Wilderness Reserve:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

crosschevron-right linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram