Get to know us

An alliance with nature

Desde 1998, en CBD-Hábitat estamos dedicados a conservar la biodiversidad dentro y fuera de nuestras fronteras.

We work with endangered species such as the Iberian lynx, the Mediterranean monk seal, the Spanish imperial eagle and the cinereous vulture, in projects that encompass research and the study of biodiversity and its relationship with the natural, cultural and human environment.

We develop global projects involving stakeholders such as livestock farmers, fishers and local populations, and we design innovative technologies and methodologies to make sustainable use of biodiversity while supporting its conservation.

We strongly believe in environmental education and awareness-raising to promote greater knowledge and respect for nature and species.

Milestones of the Foundation

Our achievements

CBD-Habitat works to conserve some of the world’s most iconic endangered species through global projects.

Over twenty years, our work has had an enormous impact on the conservation and recovery of these keystone species for biodiversity worldwide.

The pillars of our work

How we work

Integrated projects

We resolve conflicts between animal species and the people who make use of the natural environment (hunters, fishers, ranchers…), ensuring that all of their needs are met.

Impact Measurement

We help our partners to measure the impact of their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so that together we can build a better future.

In the field

We have more than 20 years of experience in conservation projects in the field in Spain, Europe and West Africa and have a proven international track record.

Monk Seal

The decisive moment

Iberian Lynx

The return of the prince

Large raptors

Winged allies

Projects in the Iberian Peninsula

Species of the Mediterranean landscape

6 projects in Andalusia and Extremadura

3 projects in Castilla y León

1 project in Catalonia and Aragon

9 field specialists

International projects

Conservation and cooperation

11 projects in Mauritania

22 projects in Guinea Bissau

14 field specialists of different nationalities

Orango Parque Hotel

Responsible and sustainable tourism

Orango Parque Hotel is much more than a tourist establishment: it is the base for many cooperation projects developed in the Bijagós Islands and the National Parks of Guinea Bissau: species conservation, infrastructure projects and the upgrading of healthcare facilities.

Our contribution to the SDGs

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a series of global goals to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all humanity. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved by 2030. To achieve them, we all have to do our part. At CBD-Habitat, our work addresses the SDGs directly through the projects we develop.

Learn more about the SDGs.

Conservation and sustainable use
the oceans, the seas
and marine resources for sustainable development.

Sustainably manage forests, act against desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.sustainably manage forests, act against desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Adopt urgent measures to combat climate change and its effects.

Revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

Ensure access to affordable, secure, sustainable and modern energy.

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

Making cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Put an end to hunger.

More than 65 scientists dedicated to the cause

Javier Oría Marín

Forestry engineer and founding president of CBD-Habitat. Expert in the conservation of large birds of prey, the Iberian lynx and other endangered species.

Jesús Garzón

Expert in endangered fauna, pioneer in the study and conservation of the Spanish imperial eagle, the Iberian lynx and the capercaillie. Main promoter of the Monfragüe National Park and other protected areas, he was Director General for the Environment of the Regional Government of Extremadura (1984-87).

Pablo Fernández
de Larrinoa
Director of projects in Africa

Oceanographer and Director of the Mediterranean Monk Seal Conservation Programme. Coordinates projects in Spain, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Guinea Bissau and others.

Nuria El Khadir Palomo

Biologist and managing director of CBD-Habitat. Coordinates conservation projects for endangered species in the Mediterranean ecosystem.