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Control of the mouflon population - restrictions in the National Park

For reasons of safety, while activities are being undertaken to control the mouflon population in the Teide National Park, (*) IT IS PROHIBITED TO ACCESS OR STAY IN the whole of the National Park except for those involved in the mouflon operation. Certain paths and areas will remain accessible (see map), as can be seen in the picture below, and by checking here.


On what dates will the mouflon population control operation take place?

The mouflon population control operation will be carried out on the following dates:

  • On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 3 and 31 May 2024.
  • On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 4 October and 4 November 2024.
  • 21 June 2024.
  • 18 November 2024.
  • 29 November 2024.
  • 2 December 2024.

Which trails cannot be accessed during the population control operation, and what is the schedule?

During the periods mentioned above, members of the public may not access or be present on the following trails on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:

  • Siete Cañadas sector: from 7.00am until 2.00pm
  • Pico Viejo sector: from 7.00am until 5.00pm

Controlling the mouflon population is necessary for the conservation of this space. For further information, please consult Teide National Park staff members.

(*) By resolution of 3 April 2024 by the Tenerife Island Council Office for the Natural Environment, Sustainability, Safety and Emergencies (BOC no. 70, of 9 April 2024).

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