Fauna and Flora

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Besides their economic importance, the cork oak forests also ensure a great natural biodiversity, including wild fauna, pastures and aromatic shrubs. The mammals found in cork oak forests include hares, weasels, wolves, genets, wild boars, deer and (still) a few Iberian lynxes, a species that is almost extinct and needs urgent protection. The cork oak forests of the Iberian Peninsula are also the ideal habitat for millions of birds, such as kestrels, little owls, great grey shrikes, black storks, imperial eagles, Spanish imperial eagles, kites, black vultures, robins, thrushes, chaffinches and woodpeckers, as well as 60,000 grey herons that arrive every year from northern Europe.




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