Sierra Magina Natural Park has an extensión of 19,900 hectares, and it is located in the central part of the Sierra Mágina shire. Its highest point is the Mágina Peak, also the highest in the province of Jaén, at 2164 meters high.
This special orography gives as a result a rich, diverse landscape, which linked to other factors such as the representativeness of its ecosystems or the singularity of its flora and fauna, paved the way towards the declaration of the Natural Park in 1989.
Sierra Mágina has more than 1,290 vegetal species catalogued, some of them endemic and restricted to this massif. On its peaks live the biggest populations of Arenaria alfacarensis, Crepis granatensis and Lithoda nitida in the world.
Furthermore, it is very rich in fauna, with at least 240 species of vertebrates catalogued, some of them endangered, such as the Spanish Ibex or the Iberian lynx.
Among the 185 bird species that live permanently or seasonally in the land, we must highlight predators such as the golden eagle, Bonelli’s eagle, the peregrine falcon or the eagle owl, as well as other birds like the purple heron or the mallard.
The birds are followed by mammals in number, with 27 species, among which we can name the wild boar, the bighorn sheep, the fox, the weasel and the deer, without forgetting endangered domestic species like the Andalusian white goat or the black-eyed sheep. Another 25 species of reptiles and amphibians have also been catalogued, such as the ringed lizard.
The Natural Park, as the nucleus and privileged space of the Sierra Magina shire is ideal to acquire knowledge about the natural environment, and to practice low-impact sports in contact with nature.
This lush biodiversity introduced the Designation of Origin in the Life+ Project, carried out by the Alive Olive Groves (“Olivares Vivos”) initiative (launched by institutions such as the CSIC, SEO/Birdlife and the Jaén University and Council, and supported by the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing, Food and Environment) with the aim of increasing the profitability of olive groves by taking care of their endemic biodiveristy.
At MONVA, we feel profoundly united to this privileged ecosystem and we contribute to its protection through a strict sustainability commitment, which we maintain throughout the entire cultivation, production, and bottling processes.