Whilst exploring the Gibraltar Nature Reserve be sure to keep an eye out for some of the more famous residents – the Barbary Macaque can be found at various points such as Ape’s Den or keep an eye on the sky and catch a glimpse of hunting Peregrine Falcons amongst a plethora of other bird life.
Take in the Mediterranean sun as you explore and engulf yourself in the fragrances of the many species of flora like the rich aroma of the Gibraltar Campion or the natural beauty of the Candytuft with its rich pink and lilac hues.
Whether taking in the sights or reconnecting with nature – the Upper Rock Nature Reserve has it all.
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Gibraltar is an important location, not just geographically, but from a naturalist’s perspective. It boasts many terrestrial and marine species.
Despite Gibraltar’s small size it is well known for its rich variety of biodiversity. It includes rare flora and fauna some of which are endemic and some which are found nowhere else in mainland Europe such as –
- Gibraltar Campion (Silene tomentosa)
- Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus)
- Barbary Partridge (Alectoris barbara)
Moreover, Gibraltar’s importance as a migratory bottleneck for birds, insects and marine species make it, and the wider area of the Strait of Gibraltar, an extremely important conservation area.