ROBLEHONDO Field Station

The Roblehondo Field Station, which is 350 kms from Seville, is situated in the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park (214,300 hectares). The CSIC has had a presence in the region since the mid-fifties, when José Antonio Valverde, founder of the Doñana Biological Station, led several zoological expeditions. The CSIC's research activity intensified greatly in 1978, when researchers from the Doñana Biological Station began to use the field station (Casa Forestal) at Roblehondo in the municipal district of La Iruela as a base for their investigations. The infrastructure, located in the center of Navahondona-Guardahornillos Reserve, houses a field station, administratively dependent on the Doñana Biological Station, thanks to a cession of use granted by the Junta de Andalucía (Andalusian Regional Government) to the CSIC.