A rugged mountain chain of high plateaus that carves its way through the Iberian Peninsula of Spain, home to pine, oak and juniper forests that mingle alongside steppe and dramatic river canyons.
Over half of the Rewilding Landscape’s 850,000 hectares lie in protected areas – mainly as Natura 2000 sites. The sparsely populated Iberian Highlands sit at a crossroads of competing climates and dynamic and diverse habitats that have become a sanctuary for a wide range of species, including thriving populations of raptors such as Bonelli’s eagle, peregrine falcon and the eagle owl.
This rewilding initiative is supported by the Endangered Landscapes Programme, managed by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative in partnership with Arcadia, and Cartier for Nature.
Campo de Montiel más Natural
We support the Campo de Montiel más Natural project, an initiative launched by the International Foundation for the Restoration of Ecosystems (FIRE), which seeks to improve both biodiversity and human well-being in the Campo de Montiel region, between the provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete. Campo de Montiel, the land of Don Quixote, is known for its great historical and cultural relevance, which has the particularity of being intimately linked to an exceptional natural heritage.
Campo de Montiel Más Natural is part of the European network Rewilding Europe Network.