Plaza Sur or South Plaza has historically contained many prickly pear cacti (Opuntia echios echios.), which is an important food source for animals such as the land iguana. However, there has been a significant decline in their populations due to the El Niño event in 1982-1983 as well as the introduction of a mouse species, Mus musculus, which was eradicated in 2013. The GV2050 project’s goal for this island is to restore the Opuntia populations for a more balanced ecosystem.
Specific sites where plants have been sown in South Plaza
Sown plants by treatment:
Sown plants by subproject:
Plants sown by substratum: