Not only will guests explore and learn about the wild ecosystems of Asturias – they will directly contribute to its preservation. Included in the trip is a donation to Fundación Oso Pardo – an organisation founded in 1992 to study and conserve the endangered European brown bear. Consisting of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and experts in biodiversity conservation, the foundation has been integral to the protection and restoration of the brown bear population.
The organisation’s 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. Crucial conservation efforts are needed to ensure the survival of this fragile population of European large carnivores. Visiting FOP with TENT and Steppes Travel can directly contribute to their conservation, helping wildlife protection and educational projects get off the ground.