The Island of Española, located at the southern edge of the Galapagos archipelago, is among the oldest islands within the archipelago. With 300 million years of existence, the diameter of the island is approximately 60 Km2 with a very flat topography and no recent volcanic activity has been observed. Due to its aridity and the lack of fresh water sources, Española results in an inhospitable island for human settlements; nevertheless, it truly is a heaven for marine birds. Its strategic location makes Española an island with a high percentage of endemic fauna. Its flora, however, has had a historic alteration because of the feral goats introduced to the island in 1885-1985.
Specific sites where plants have been sown in Española
Species sown in Española
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