Fauna and Flora in Madeira
The archipelago holds in its territory an amazing biological heritage, which is revealed in the extensive diversity of Madeira's flora and fauna.
Due to the specificity of its conditions, such as the subtropical climate resulting from its privileged geographical location, this region is considered an unavoidable biodiversity centre.
Madeira's fauna is extremely rich, both as regards vertebrates and invertebrates.
This biological heritage, where the numerous endemic species of the archipelago stand out, is of great scientific interest, as well as of great importance from the conservation point of view.
In turn, Madeira's flora, in close relation to that of the Macaronesia region (made up of the archipelagos of Madeira, Azores, Canaries and Cape Verde), brings together plant communities and species that are unique in the world.
In this chapter, the leading role is undoubtedly played by the indigenous Laurissilva, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This forest is characterised by its green density, marked by the presence of large trees, mostly belonging to the Lauraceae family.
Nevertheless, the diversity of Madeira's flora is impressive all across the archipelago, from the marine seaside to the highest mountains.
Come and explore the charms of Madeira's flora and fauna.