It also gives access and logistic support to the Spanish and international scientifc
community in their reasearch activities within Doñana Natural Space. The DBR contains
a total of 31 buildings, including the Palace of Doñana
, laboratories and service facilities, providing logistic and technical support to Research projects
within the conditions of the Park and the restrictions on its use, accommodation for authorised scientists, free
of charge, including meals, laundry service etc.
More information on Doñana Biological Reserve ICTS
Doñana Biological Reserve (Almonte, Huelva) is situated
89 kms away from the head office. It is located within the Doñana National Park
and consists of two estates. The Doñana Biological Reserve itself covers 6,794 hectares,
which are owned and managed by the CSIC. The Guadiamar Biological Reserve, with
3,214 hectares, belongs to WWF/ADENA, though its scientific and administrative affairs
are managed by CSIC. The Doñana Biological Station therefore oversees an area of
10,008 hectares in Doñana National Park. By law, the legally appointed director
of Doñana Biological Station coordinates all research projects undertaken in the
Doñana National Park (52,000 hectares) and the entire protected area (National and
Natural Parks, 104.970 hectares in total). Doñana Biological
Reserve forms the core of Doñana National Park and the wider Doñana Natural Space.
Declared a World
Heritage Site in 1994, Doñana is one of the most important natural areas
in the world.
The Biological Reserve was created in 1964 thanks to José Antonio Valverde, the support of the
CSIC and funding
from the World Wildlife Fund, to provide a true refuge for threatened species and
a place for European birds to overwinter.
In 1994 it was included in the EU Large Scale Facilities.
Research at the Doñana Biological Reserve (DBR-ICTS)
it was recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science as a Singular
Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (ICTS). DBR-ICTS offers up-to-date communication infrastructures and
scientific equipment, including automated monitoring of natural processes
and long-term monitoring of key and endangered species in Doñana area.