The Spanish side
We are in a wild landscape of peneplains and dehesas dominated by the River Tajo in an area of 25,088 hectares which shelters typical Mediterranean species. Some of these are in danger of extinction such as the shy black stork which can be found on the banks of the River Tajo in an idyllic place to nest.
In these waters we can see otters, river crabs, and a multitude of fish. And if we look at the sky we will see Spanish imperial eagles, short-toed eagles, little owls, or Egyptian, griffon, and black vultures riding the winds at ease in search of carrion. Moreover, mammals such as red deer, wild boar, and rabbits also form part of this biodiversity.
The Tajo Internacional Biosphere Reserve is life and this is shown by its abundant flora such as the yellow flag and the serapia verde, a very rare orchid in danger of extinction which also finds here perfect conditions for its development. Moreover, the Montpellier maple, the snapdragon, the bugloss, the juniper, the hyacinth, and angel’s tears fill the Biosphere Reserve with colour.