Jerte, Wildlife in the Cherry Valley

Jerte trailer

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Jerte, a narrow valley in Extremadura, in southwest Spain, experiences a natural event every spring made unique by its terrain and its small surface: the blossoming of almost two million cherry trees that cover its hillsides with a stunning white mantle and turn the region into the largest exporter of cherries to the EU. It is a magical place and time, also due to the space shared by species such as the Iberian ibex, cave bats, the biggest tadpole in Europe, the Iberian spade foot toad or salamanders who live with trouts, ocellated lizards, wild horses and the tireless labour of the bees who ensure the existence of this valley.

Directed by: 
Javier Ortega
50 min
English, Spanish