Floresta Laurissilva

Floresta Laurissilva
Floresta Laurissilva
Laurissilva is the name of the natural forest of Madeira and that long ago could be found in large areas of Europe (Central and Mediterranean Europe and North Africa). When the Portuguese discovered Madeira the Laurissilva covered most of the island but nowadays it is almost exclusively on the north side between the altitudes of 300 and 1300 metres. This subtropical forest has great importance from a botanical and scientific standpoint and that is why UNESCO classified it as World Heritage.
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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