The Project

The mountains within the Güigüí Especial Nature Reserve of Gran Canaria sheltered forests of junipers and Canarian cedars (in the highest areas), as well as by pine forests. A growing human population and the associated industrial development led to significant felling of these forests; now, only isolated trees are found in inaccessible mountain cliffs, crevices and ravines of this region. Grazing pressures from livestock, and more recently feral goats, have prevented the natural recovery of the forests and endemic flora in other areas of the island’s former forest.