Endangered Species Centre

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Endangered Species Centre

This small centre promotes the idea that every citizen should participate in the defence and conservation of animals and plants that have been impacted by human activity.


Here you will find out about the typical ecosystems found in Andalusia and discover why certain species are on the brink of extinction, and gain first-hand knowledge of local projects to boost the numbers of species such as the bearded vulture, the Egyptian vulture and the Spanish algyroides. The centre is also the headquarters of the Gypaetus Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness of and protecting biodiversity in Andalusia, with a particular focus on the bearded vulture (the Latin name of which, Gypaetus barbatus, also lends itself to the name of the foundation).

The centre contains a permanent interactive exhibition on threatened Andalusian wildlife, along with a well-stocked library that has books on subjects such as ecology, biology and heritage conservation.

The building housing the centre was previously home to the town's butchers' shops, and is situated on a ledge above the River Cerezuelo, opening on to the well-known Plaza de Santa María. It is a splendid place from which to visit to the plaza and the rest of the old quarter of the town of Cazorla.

We recommend:

  • Visiting the Luxuriant Nature Centre, also situated in Plaza de Santa María, which offers an insight into the park’s great biological and environmental richness.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11.30 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm.

Tel: 953 72 09 23

www.gypaetus.org

fundacion@gypaetus.org

LOCATION

Setting out from Plaza de la Constitución in the centre of Cazorla, continue along Calle Doctor Muñóz until you reach another square, the Plaza de La Corredera. At the end of this square, turn right and then left, following the signs to La Yedra Castle. After you have passed the Balcón de Zabaleta viewing point you will cross Calle José Salcedo Cano – a steep and narrow street with numerous flowerpots on its balconies – you will then arrive at the Endangered Species Centre, just after entering Plaza de Santa María.


MUSEUMS AND VISITOR CENTRES

Edificio Antiguas Carnicerías. Plaza Santa María, s/n
23470 Cazorla Jaén (Spain)
Tel: 953 720 923
Website

Población


Municipality code: 23028
Longitude: -3
Latitude: 37,91
X coordinates: 37° 54,56'
Y coordinates: 03° 0,03'
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