The Canarian Archipelago encompasses seven major islands and several islets and rocks. It is situated to 100 Km approximately from the African continent. Oceanic nature of these islands induces many important ecological and evolutionary processes take place there.
Canarian thermophilous scrubland
The flora of the thermophilous scrubland is mainly made up of plants of Mediterranean origin. In the Macaronesian Islands, this scrubland was present in the Cape Verde, Madeira, and Canary Islands archipelagos. However, this habitat is currently restricted to the Canary Islands, where only a few fragments are still well-conserved; this being the most degraded and threatened of regional habitats.
Lesser kestrel colonies
Lesser kestrel Falco naumanni is a small migratory falcon which breeds in the Western Palearctic, from the Iberian Peninsula to China, and winters in Africa. Lesser Kestrels typically breed in urban colonies of up to 100 pairs, usually in buildings as castles or churches.