Centre Camadoca Santa Maria de Merlès

Masia Camadoca s/n. Santa Maria de Merlès

Camadoca is a center where we perform tasks of conservation of indigenous fauna of our rivers and forests. Education and environmental awareness is a fundamental pillar for the conservation of many species of fauna and flora.

Camadoca is managed by the Association for the Defense and Study of Native Fauna and Flora (ADEFFA) which has a collaboration agreement with the Department of Territory and Sustainability, for the possession of animals coming from wildlife recovery centers.

ADEFFA carries out environmental education activities aimed at the general public and schools, where the most important thing is to transmit respect for nature by observing and interacting with the animals of the Camadoca Center and its surroundings.

You can meet many fish, crabs, river shells, reptiles, birds, mammals and learn to respect and preserve the treasures we have in nature.

Visits directed at families and the general public are guided and last approximately one and a half hours, adapting them to the type of audience (children, adults, etc...).

For the schools to arrange a visit in advance and the main activity consists of the visit to the Center Camadoca and an exit of recognition of the environment, but the activities can be specific of themes related to fauna and flora, etc... that want to work. The workshops are suitable for all ages, from kindergarten to university level.

Specific training activities can be done.

ADEFFA also organizes voluntary environmental activities, which can be consulted on the website

ADEFFA is an entity that carries out territorial custody contracts for the management and restoration of habitats for the conservation of native fauna and flora.

Visiting Hours

From Easter to the end of October: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 11am.

July and August: Friday at 17h, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 11h.

For general public visits outside these hours and by schools, reservations must be made in advance.

From November to March visits are not recommended, call in advance.

For large groups and schools you must call to specify the day and time of the visit


  • Adult: € 5
  • Children (3 to 12 years): € 3
  • Schools: € 7 per student


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