The Dehesa is the natural habitat of the Iberian pig, it is a unique ecosystem that is only found in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain). This large area that cover between 4 and 6 million hectares, and is characterized by its oak trees and its unique landscape.
The Dehesas are found in the southern part of Spain and Portugal, Oak trees have been growing for centuries, as result we obtain a unique ecosystem overshadowed by trees. A unique area with Mediterranean climate known as “Dehesas”.
The Dehesas are basically made of layer trees, crops, grass lands and wildlife, this area is covered with Holm oak and Cork oak trees which produce the acorn which is of major importance for the Iberian Pig.
The Dehesas are mostly used as grazing livestock although it is also used for planting crops and other types of cereals.