Major ecosystem type

Subtropical oceanic Island habitats characteristic of Macaronesian biogeographical region, especially the vegetated sea cliffs with endemic flora of the Macaronesian coasts, the Mediterranean laurel forest of the Canary laurel, the temperate laurel forest of the Madeira laurel and high-altitude heaths.

Research and monitoring

Several regional entities develop activities related with Environmental Education, research, monitoring and safeguarding of natural heritage as well as several initiatives dedicated to gastronomy, folklore, music and built heritage sites. All the knowledge produced is published and available for review and future research and monitoring in the area of the proposed Biosphere Reserve or of the Network of Biosphere Reserves of the Eastern Atlantic (REDBIOS).

Major habitats & land cover types

Terrestrial area; Coastal and Marine area; Rural Area; Urbana Area (Local)

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