Cork trees (Quercus suber) and Wild Olive (Olea ueropaea var. sylvestris) with a rich abundance of natural underbush made up of Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus, Fillirea (Phyllirea angustifolia), strawberry tree (Arbutus uneda), Myrtle (Myrtus communis) and Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
These areas are some of the best examples of natural vegetation which have almost disappeared from the area.
Doñana National & Natural Park. Huelva Province, Andalusia. SPAIN
1969 - Set up as a National Park
1981 - Biosphere Reserve
1982 - Wetland of International Importance, Ramsar
1985 - Special Protection Area for Birds
1994 - World Heritage Site, UNESCO.
The marshlands in particular are a very important area for the migration, breeding and wintering of European and African birds. It is also an area of old cultures, traditions and human uses - most of which are still in existance.
Mission: Iberian Lynx, May 2009
© Pete Oxford / Wild Wonders of Europe
Zaldumbide #506 y Toledo
La Floresta, Quito. ECUADOR