natural spaces in Jaén

natural spaces in Jaén

Jaén has the largest area of ​​protected natural areas in Spain, with more than 300,000 hectares distributed in the Natural Parks of the Sierra de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, Sierra de Andújar, Sierra Magina and Despeñaperros; as well as the Natural Parajes Cascada de la Cimbarra, Embalse del Alto Guadalquivir, Laguna Grande, Laguna Honda and Laguna del Chinche.

Almost half, 40% are included in Red Natura 2000, which shows their natural values, but not all Ornithological areas are integrated in protected areas, there are many other areas of the Sierras Béticas, agricultural countryside and dehesas de Sierra Morena that have not remained within this network, but have been declared IBA (Important Bird Area) by Birdlife International, according to their natural values.