Sierra of Andújar N.P.

The kingdom of the Iberian Lynx

The Sierra de Andújar N. P. forms part of Sierra Morena, one of the main systems of mountain ranges in Spain. Located in northern Andalusia, in the northwest of the province of Jaen, this beautiful natural space lies between the Rivers Yeguas and Jandula. The gently rolling Natural Park is densely wooded and boasts one of Andalucia's best preserved expanses of Mediterranean forest and scrubland. The dominant vegetation is mediterranean, with cork and holm oak woodland, and the geology is granite, quartz and slate.

It hosts a large numbers of hoofed mammals such as red and fallow deer, wild boar, Iberian ibex and mouflon. Small carnivorous such as otters, genet and wildcat, and It is home to many endangered species: birds such as the magnificent Spanish Imperial Eagle and Black Vulture, the shy Black stork, as well as the most endangered cat in the world: the Iberian lynx. This Natural Park currently holds the best and most important population for the conservation of the species, with about 250 specimens, which is around 40% of the world population.


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