Geología

Ajuy Caves

The Ajuy cliffs were declared a Natural Monument in 1994, as part of the Betancuria Rural Park . The space stands out for its geological,

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Ajuy Tunnel

An attempt was made to open this unfinished tunnel in order to facilitate the transport of syenite rock for the production of cobblestones for such

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Sotavento Great Dunes

Rayones are gigantic dunes perpendicular to the sea. The denomination is exclusive to Fuerteventura, a name that the Majorero speaks of relating to those old

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Flora

Cardon de Jandía

Common name: Cardon de Jandía Scientific name: Euphorbia handiensis Status: Species exclusive to the south of Fuerteventura, of limited worldwide distribution reduced to a few

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Common Pitera

Common name: Pitera Scientific name: Agave americana Status: Common, frequently planted and feral. Habitat and distribution: Species well adapted to arid conditions that can survive

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Marine Rosemary

Common name: Sea rosemary Scientific name: Campylanthus salsoloides Status: In Fuerteventura it is a rare species that is generally found on vertical rock faces that

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Sweet Tabaiba

Common name: Sweet Tabaiba Scientific name: Euphorbia balsamifera Status: Still common in certain areas. Before the arrival of human beings in Fuerteventura, it was much

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Tarajal

Common name: Tarajal, Tamarisk Scientific name: Tamarix canariensis Status: Tarajal is common in the lower section of the Ajuy ravine and in many other ravines

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Fauna

Hoopoe

Common name: Hoopoe Scientific name: Upupa epops Status: Abundant and non-endangered species. Habitat and distribution: Easy to see throughout the island, especially in the vicinity

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Buzzard

Common name: Buzzard or Aguililla Scientific name: Buteo buteo ssp. insularum Status: Frequent and not threatened. Habitat and distribution: This bird of prey is found

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Stone Curlew

Common name: Stone Curlew Scientific name: Burhinus oedicnemus ssp. insularum Status: Subspecies exclusive to the eastern Canary Islands, distributed in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and the islets

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Moorish squirrel

Common name: Moorish squirrel Scientific name: Atlantoxerus getulus Status: Frequent and very abundant. Habitat and distribution: In Spain it only lives in Fuerteventura, where it

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Houbara Bustard

Common name: Houbara Bustard Scientific name: Chlamydotis undulata Status: Present in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Graciosa, it is estimated that in total there are about

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Osprey

Common name: Osprey Scientific name: Pandion haliaetus Status: Abundant species in many countries except in Spain, where it is listed as critically endangered. Habitat and

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