A bit of history

The efforts of José Antonio Valverde in preserving Doñana and creating a research institute came to reality in January 1965, when the Doñana Biological Station (EBD) was created by José Ibañez Martín (then President of CSIC) as a CSIC research institute devoted to the study of terrestrial ecology. The scientific activity of the EBD focused originally in Doñana region and its environment, soon expanding its activities to other systems both inside and outside Spain.