FUNDACIÓN OSO PARDO (FOP)
This trip which is organised by our partner Steppes Travel will take you to the wild heart of Spain; the most extensive, unspoilt and intact forest eco-system in western Europe.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by our professional guides and friends at Fundación Oso Pardo.
You will spend your time exploring several natural areas including Riaño, Picos de Europa, Somiedo and Cangas del Narcea.
Early mornings and evenings are spent exploring hidden valleys and traversing remote tracks by 4×4 and on foot, looking out for the incredible array of wild nature.
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The trip price includes a donation to Fundación Oso Pardo to support their work. Funds go towards programmes including conservation and restoration of high-interest habitats, monitoring of the bear population, research, the fight against poaching, training and environmental education, and the prevention of conflicts between bears and humans.
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THIS MOUNTAINOUS AREA OF SPAIN IS BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL WITH WILDFLOWER MEADOWS AND CRYSTAL CLEAR RIVERS AND STREAMS. WE WERE GUIDED BY EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF BEAR PROTECTION AND HABITAT CONSERVATION WHO SHARED WITH US NOT ONLY THEIR WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE BUT THEIR WONDERFUL COMPANY AND INFORMATIVE AND ENGAGING CONVERSATION. FOR A NATURE LOVER LIKE MYSELF, IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE TREAT IN EVERY SINGLE RESPECT.
MAXINE DAVIES – 2019
FUNDACIÓN OSO PARDO
Fundación Oso Pardo was founded in 1992 with the aim of contributing to the study and conservation of the endangered brown bear in Spain, its habitat and the cultural surroundings in which this endangered species lives.
The Foundation consists of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and experts in biodiversity conservation, environmental educators, communicators and rangers. The team has been integral to the protection and restoration of the brown bear population and its habitat in Asturias.
Its work includes the conservation and restoration of high interest habitats, monitoring the bear population, research, the fight against poaching, training and environmental education and the prevention of conflicts between bears and humans.
The European Nature Trust has been supporting the work of FOP since 2017. We believe the benefits of their work extend far beyond the unique biodiversity of the environment – to the surrounding local communities and to the entirety of Europe, and, ultimately, the rest of the world.
Visiting FOP with us directly contributes to their conservation, wildlife and educational projects on the ground.