The Environment Department of the Government of La Palma has reported that it has managed to produce the first natural regeneration of two endemic and threatened botanical plant species that were threatened.
The Pico de Fuego had been detected in the town of Lomo de al Monja in Santa Cruz de La Palma, and two new specimens had been detected of Pico Cernicalo in Roque de la Viña in Garafia.
Juan Manuel Gonzalez, the area councillor said “This fact is a fundamental milestone, the result of the work and effort made over nine years with these species, whose scarce populations were in a very precarious state of conservation. A great deal of work has been done in order to give them the opportunity to fend for themselves, the ultimate goal that is to be achieved in any recovery plan for an endangered species.”
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