Protected Areas of Madeira island

Protected Areas of Madeira island
Selvagens Nature Reserve
Discovered by Portugal in the 15th century the Selvagens (Savage islands) suffered several colonization attempts which failed due to the lack of drinking water and the unwelcoming nature of the islands. They were private property until 1971 when they were bought by the Portuguese government and made into a reserve. They are made up of three islands (Selvagem Pequena, Selvagem Grande and Ilhéu de Fora), which are a sanctuary for nesting seabirds. The difficult access and the absence of mammals make these islands ideal for breeding birds.
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