Conservation project aims to protect native, endangered and endemic species by designating an area for regeneration and preservation.
Canary Islands has one of richest biodiversity in the world, numerous species of plants, birds, terrestrial mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and sea life have been recorded in the Canary Islands, the highest number of endemic species per square meter in Europe.
The natural wonders of the islands have drawn many researchers, including famous geographer, naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, who visited Tenerife in 1799. His famous drawings of La Orotava dragon tree, which sadly does not exist now, inspired Charles Darwin to plan an expedition to Canary Islands, but later was canceled and he never reached the islands. Local people believe that he would have developed his theory of evolution here in Canary islands.
The oldest specimen of the dragon tree that exist to this day is located at Icod de los Vinos, which is the natural symbol of the island and a popular tourist attraction.
Canarina canariensis is another iconic plant of Canary Islands and a great example of diverse flora that inhabit the islands.
To find out more about the diversity of Canary Islands nature, please follow our blog Natural World, in the monthly publications we include several species with photos and descriptions.
The use of pesticides, introduction of invasive species and destruction of natural habitat force endemic species to decline, all around the world, therefore we believe it is important to create a space for nature in every farm or garden, however big or small. The diversity of life on our planet is critical for maintaining ecosystems we rely on for food and medicine.