The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity and its Habitat (CBD-Habitat), founded in 1998, is dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity, developing and implementing comprehensive conservation projects both within Spain and abroad targeting iconic species such as the Iberian lynx, Mediterranean monk seal, Iberian imperial eagle, and black vulture. We invite you to get to know us.

Scope of activities

Projects are implemented both nationally, primarily in Andalusia, Castile and León, Castile-La Mancha, and Extremadura, as well as internationally, with work in Europe, West Africa, and other regions.

Our goal

The conservation, research, and study of biodiversity and its natural, cultural, and human environment.

Our team

The majority of our technicians are forest engineers, biologists, and environmental and marine science technicians, all with extensive fieldwork experience.


Conservation of the Mediterranean Monk Seal

  • Surveillance and monitoring of Cap Blanc’s monk seal colony (Mauritania).
  • Oversight and surveillance of the marine-terrestrial “Coast of Seals Reserve,” which protects the colony’s three breeding caves.
  • Terrestrial and maritime inspections of the Reserve’s border areas.
  • Awareness campaigns and development work directed towards the local population: artisan fishermen and students in Nouadhibou city and BancD’Arguin National Park’s educational centers.

Ecotourism in Guinea-Bissau

Since 2008, CBD-Habitat Foundation has managed the Orango Parque Hotel in Orango National Park, Guinea-Bissau. The objective is to develop ecotourism that generates profits to be reinvested in social development microprojects for the local communities, so that ecotourism

Restoration of the Natural Feeding Habitat of the Black Vulture and Other Avian Scavengers

The project “Restoration of the natural feeding habitat of the black vulture and other avian scavengers” sets in motion conservation efforts prioritizing black vulture conservation, as a species of community and priority interest, as well as all other avian scavengers and facultative scavengers residing in the intervention area.

Conservation and Reintroduction of Gazelles, Antelopes, and Other Sahelo-Saharan Species.

Since 2007, CBD-Habitat Foundation has collaborated with “Association Nature Initiative” (Dakhla), “High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification” (HCEFLCD) in Morocco, and researchers from “Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas” (CSIC, Almería) on “in situ” conservation projects and on the reintroduction of Saharan gazelles, with the purpose of preserving the last populations of free ungulates and reintroducing locally extinct species into their natural habitat.

Conservation of the Iberian Imperial Eagle.

We work with the imperial eagle, conducting direct conservation activities such as increasing the eagle’s reproduction (through additional food supply and increasing the number of wild rabbits, its main prey); marking and radio-tracking (for applied knowledge); conducting surveillance (monitoring and reconstruction of nests, fight against illegal use of poison, etc.); developing a descriptive profile of hazardous overhead power lines to promote corrective measures (electrocution is one of the main causes of mortality), conducting surveys and awareness campaigns.

Conservation of the Iberian Lynx

CBD-Habitat Foundation has been working since 1999 on projects that promote the recovery, conservation, and reintroduction of the Iberian lynx, which are coordinated with European, national, and regional government agencies as well as NGOs and other entities. These projects are based on (1) cooperation agreements (“land stewardship”) with private rural properties (hunting, livestock,

and farming land) in which the lynx is present and (2) activities that promote increases in the wild rabbit population (by supplementary feeding and habitat improvement). For this purpose, the Foundation has developed innovative conservation biology techniques, resulting in the conservation of existing specimens and increased female reproduction. Currently, the Foundation is a beneficiary partner of LIFE IBERLINCE. For more information, click here (


Iberian lynx camera trapping

Monitoring the lynx in the wild.

Avian scavengers

Monitoring of black vulture feeding.

Orango Parque Hotel.

Ecotourism development in Guinea Bissau.

Monk Seal conservation

Monk seal conservation program in action

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