The Corklands are landscapes of Quercus suber, a species endemic in the Mediterranean basin. The Iberian Peninsula is home to half of the world’s corklands, located primarily in the southwest, North Africa has a sizeable area, and the rest is divided between the south of France, the west coast of Italy and islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily.
The corklands encompass a diverse range of landscapes, hardly surprising when their different climate features are taken into account.
In Spain we have singled out 24 areas of countryside where cork is found, some of them, like the Doñana Natural Reserve, are already well known. The information below will give you some idea of what you can expect to find.