The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Doñana National Park is home to an impressive array of landscapes and wildlife, including the endangered Iberian lynx, the world’s most endangered feline species and provides habitats for six million migratory birds each year. Only five years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation programme that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled from 94 to 312.
But the threats to this National Park are still everywhere. Doñana could be added to UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger in 2017 unless immediate action is taken against multiple threats to the wetland.
This is the story of the ones who are given their lives to help protecting the park.