BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF SIERRAS DE BEJAR AND FRANCE
This reserve is located in the province of Salamanca in its southeastern part bordering the provinces of Avila and Cáceres. It was officially declared in October 2006, and comprises 88 municipalities, with a surface area of almost 200,000 hectares and 43,000 inhabitants. It is managed by ASAM (Asociación Salmantina de Agricultura de Montaña).
It includes the Natural Park of Batuecas-Sierra de Francia, the Natural Area of Quilamas-Candelario, 8 SCIs, 5 SPAs and the National Hunting Reserve of Las Batuecas.
The diversity of habitats is evident, with oak and holm oak forests and the holm oak pastures that dot most of the hectares of the reserve. Alongside these more common forest formations we find other unique ones such as strawberry trees, holly trees and Quercus robur oak groves.
Furthermore, within the Reserve there are 34 declared Sites of Cultural Interest: Palaeolithic ruins, cave art, Roman mining and the Vía de la Plata road. In addition, eight municipalities have been recognised as Historic-Artistic Sites.
In order to favour the orderly access of tourists and local population to the Biosphere Reserve, the surroundings are completed with infrastructures, facilities and other means. Thus, there are more than 450 km declared as a Grand Tour, all of them signposted and with interpretative signs along the way plus two Interpretation Centres: House of the Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Natural Park in La Alberca and the Biosphere Reserve Interpretation Centre in the San Martín del Castañar Castle.
OFICINAS CENTRALES FNYH
Dirección: Av. De España Nº 25 Entlo, 39610 El Astillero Cantabria
Tlf: 942 55 91 19 / 679181483
CASA DE LA NATURALEZA-MARISMAS DE ALDAY
Dirección: C/ Alday (junto al parking de Valle Real), Maliaño, Cantabria
Tlf: 679 181 472
ECOMUSEO-FLUVIARIUM DE LIÉRGANES
Dirección: C/ Camino Real, 9, 39722 Liérganes, Cantabria
Tlf: 942 52 81 96
VIVERO Y CENTRO ETNOBOTÁNICO EL PENDO
Dirección: 39609 Camargo, Cantabria
Tlf: 942 25 88 08
ESTACIÓN BIOLÓGICA CAMPANARIOS DE AZABA
Dirección: Camino de La Alamedila, SN 37497 Espeja, Salamanca