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.

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Explore Our Projects In Spain

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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.
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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.


We partner with the Nuestros Espacios Protegidos initiative. The group aims to work with environmental authorities, local governments, other NGOs and local associations to turn the Alto Tajo and Serranía de Cuenca nature parks into highly effective protected areas. Ongoing and future activities include participatory processes to create Spain's 17th national park within this region.
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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

Iberian lynx comeback: TENT visits CBD-Habitat

On a visit to southern Spain, TENT spotted Iberian lynx – a species returned from the brink.

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Protected areas for people and nature in Spain

We're collaborating to improve the management and value of Spain's protected areas

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Conservation actions see Iberian lynx claw back from brink of extinction

By Johan Augustin, originally published on Mongabay It’s midday in summer, the mercury climbing above 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit), and […]

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“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,

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