Since its opening in November 2014, the Thematic Center for Endangered Species in Cazorla has overcome the barrier to 250,000 visits. In particular, 252,777 visits were recorded at facilities that exceeded 20,000 annually for the past three years. This number continues to rise.
The Gypaetus Foundation has created this center as an interpretive space where local people and visitors can participate in conserving Andalusian biodiversity. It houses the most endangered species of Andalusia, including the wolf and the imperial eagle.
Visitors can also find souvenirs and publications about the Bearded Vulture Reintroduction Program of Andalusia.
The Ceteam is located in Cazorla's most iconic square, Santa Maria, and it hangs over the river Cerezuelo. It is a former mill that was donated to the Gypaetus Foundation in its capacity as patron and founder.
The center coordinated with Cazorla's tourist office over the past year. Despite the limited opening hours, the center saw a significant increase in visits, reaching 20,150, an increase of 13 percent from the average. which has been set at 17,894 persons.
The Foundation points out that all of this was possible due to the cooperation established with Cazorla's tourist office. This number is higher than many protected areas visitor centers in Andalusia.
Ceteam is open an average of 2 to 3 hours per day during the year, with the exception of Mondays and Tuesdays. This highlights the fact that there are many visits that have been counted already and that are done without any expense for visitors. It also manages visits for organized groups if they are not open during the normal opening hours.
It is a theme centre that promotes natural values and problems. It also serves as a place to meet partners, volunteers, and visitors. It is also used for courses, conferences, and exhibitions. In addition, it hosts a library with Internet access on environmental issues.