Below you’ll find the article (in Spanish) based on the return of Javier Fernández de Simón to his former research center (Irec) and hometown (Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha) after almost 4 years in France. Javier comments on the results obtained from the project VOLES. He also discusses on the current situation of rabbits as pests but also key species in decline in Mediterranean habitats of the Iberian Peninsula. Moreover, he provides some information on his future perspectives for small mammal research. Enjoy!