Sierra de Andujar

Sierra de Andújar
Sierra de Andújar

Area 13 is the Sierra de Andujar
The Sierra de Andujar (official website and maps) in Jaen Province lies in the central part of the Sierra Morena mountain range, with altitudes ranging from 500 to 1,290 metres. To the west the park borders the Sierra Cardeña y Montoro Natural Park (14) in Cordoba Province, the two parks being separated by the River Yeguas. The Sierra de Andujar contains two reservoirs, the Embalse del Jándula and Embalse El Encinarejo, and the park borders two game reserves.
Bulls reared for fighting are kept on the open plains and acorn-eating pigs, reared for serrano ham, are kept on grass land under Holm and Cork Oaks. The Pardel Lynx, Wolf, Imperial Eagle and Black Vulture are four threatened wildlife species found here.

Other trees include Willow, Poplars, Stone Pines (with edible pine kernels), Alder and Wild Olives. Shrubland includes Oleander, Rosemary and Thyme.

Province: Jaen
Status: Natural Park – 1989
Size: 75,000 hectares

Other mammals in the park include Wild Boar, Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Roe Deer, Mongoose, Wild Cat, Fox and Otters.

Birds of prey include Griffon and Egyptian Vultures,and Golden and Spanish Imperial Eagles. Other birdlife includes the Red-billed Chough, Azure-winged Magpies, Golden Orioles, Nightingales, and Purple and Grey Herons.

Iberian Lynx
Iberian Lynx