Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands) Nature Reserve

Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands) Nature Reserve
Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands) Nature Reserve
The Desertas are made up of three islets (Ilhéu Chão, Deserta Grande and Bugio) all of volcanic origin that formed 3.5 million years ago. Classified as a Nature Reserve since 1995 they have a unique natural heritage filled with rare and endemic species, of which the one that gets most attention is the Monk Seal (Monachus monachus), considered the rarest seal in the world.
Ilhas Desertas (Deserted Islands) Nature Reserve Protected Areas of Madeira island Monk Seal Protected Areas of Madeira island Desertas Wolf Spider Castanheira Valley – Deserta Grande Deserta Grande Desertas Coastline Fajã da Doca - Deserta Grande Protected Areas of Madeira island Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) in nest Protected Areas Madeira The Selvagens Garajau Nature Reserve Dusky Grouper (Epinephelus Marginatus) Protected Areas Barred Hogfish (Bodianus scrofa) Yellow Grouper Ilhéu dos Desembarcadouros Ponta de São Lourenço Yellow Legged Gull – Ponta de São Lourenço Nature Conservation Armeria Maderensis Floresta Laurissilva
 
 
 

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