Wild fauna of Spain

Wild fauna of Spain

Spain is a country with enormous natural wealth and great biodiversity. Its close proximity to the African Continent, makes the country ideal for hundreds of species of birds. Particularly during their migrations to the breeding grounds of southern, central and northern Europe, providing them with an essential place to rest.

Golden EagleI © Luis Enrique Serrano // Fauna Salvaje en Acción (Wildlife in Action)
Golden EagleI © Luis Enrique Serrano // Fauna Salvaje en Acción (Wildlife in Action)

Spain’s geographical diversity makes it a paradise for lovers of nature in its purest and wildest form. Given the diversity of species and the different geographical environments, it is necessary to have quality and precision optics, capable of providing the brightness, sharpness and precision all necessary to cover the entire spectrum of possibilities that are available in this unique environment.

Iberian Lynx © Luis Enrique Serrano // Fauna Salvaje en Acción (Wildlife in Action)
Iberian Lynx © Luis Enrique Serrano // Fauna Salvaje en Acción (Wildlife in Action)

From the cold mountainous environments of the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa, passing through all the mountains of the Central System, to the warm meadows of Extremadura or Andalusia or the marshes of the Delta del Ebro or Doñana, having quality optics is essential to enjoy the wild fauna of these wonderful places.

Spain is a country with enormous natural wealth and great biodiversity.

Spain has 15 National Parks, 10 in the Peninsula, 4 in the Canary Islands and one in the Balearic Islands and more than 1800 Protected Natural Areas throughout its entire geography.

These protected natural areas represent 7,403,238.60 hectares of land surface (14.5% of the Spanish territory) and 5,256,610.80 hectares of sea surface (4.9%). Some of its most emblematic species are endemisms of the Iberian Peninsula, such as the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) or the Iberian Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti), true jewels of Spanish fauna.

Many species, which have now disappeared, or are very scarce on the European Continent, have managed to survive and prosper on the Iberian Peninsula. Including the Brown Bear (Ursus arctos), Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) and countless birds of prey and scavengers, such as Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), Booted Eagles (Hieraaetus pennatus), Short-toed Eagles (Circaetus gallicus), Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus), Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus), Egyptian Vultures (Neophron percnopterus).

Imperial Eagle © Luis Enrique Serrano // Fauna Salvaje en Acción (Wildlife in Action)
Imperial Eagle © Luis Enrique Serrano // Fauna Salvaje en Acción (Wildlife in Action)

Spain is undoubtedly a paradise for lovers of wild nature from all over the world. Its privileged climate, its people open to teaching its varied cultures and its natural riches, its gastronomy, so rich and different, from north to south and from east to west, its extensive coasts, its sun, its human warmth all make Spain the popular tourist destination it is today.

...having quality optics is essential to enjoy the wild fauna of these wonderful places.

But apart from mass tourism eager for the sun and the beaches, this country has carved out a very important place for nature tourism. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world visit the wildest environments in Spain to observe, photograph or film the thousands of wild species that still inhabit these territories. Some without a fixed direction, others with the illusion of being able to contact those rare and threatened endemic species.

Egyptian Vulture © Luis Enrique Serrano // Fauna Salvaje en Acción (Wildlife in Action)
Egyptian Vulture © Luis Enrique Serrano // Fauna Salvaje en Acción (Wildlife in Action)

Besides being able to make nature observation tourism compatible with traditional tourism, it is quite simple and affordable, both due to the relatively short distances between the places of wildlife sighting and the places traditionally most visited by the general public.

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Most important of all, is that many people repeat and become addicted to traveling to these ancient territories of the Iberian Peninsula, loaded with their cameras, their binoculars, their spotting scopes, full of excitement and expectation.

Spain still represents a great stronghold of European biodiversity, which undoubtedly deserves to be known by those who have not yet discovered it.


Luis Enrique Serrano
Fauna Salvaje en Acción (Wildlife in Action)
faunasalvajeenaccion.com

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